MINNEAPOLIS — Dating back to last season, the Orioles often have struggled offensively when they can’t hit the longball.
On Friday, in a 9-6, 10-inning victory over the Minnesota Twins, they flourished despite not going quite deep enough.
That’s what happens when you get a season-high 18 hits and seven of your nine batters have at least two hits apiece, the first time the Orioles have done that since exactly two years ago -- May 10, 2011 against Seattle.
Instead of homering on Friday, the Orioles smacked a season-high seven doubles, including four in a three-run sixth and two more in a three-run seventh to wipe out a 6-0 deficit.
"It's not a club that...