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Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week
Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week

Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles. 66 -- saves, most in the major leagues, for Orioles closer Jim Johnson since Sept. 7, 2011. With Tuesday’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles have now won 100 straight regular-season games when leading at the completion of the seventh inning, a run that started on August 8, 2011. That is the second-longest such streak since 1961. A lot of things have played a role in that streak -- manager Buck Showalter pointed to the mentality of his players -- but no factor might be bigger than closer Jim Johnson. Since Sept. 7, 2011, Johnson has led the major leagues with 66...

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