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Jimmy Paredes and his impressive plate coverage

Jimmy Paredes and his impressive plate coverage

I’m not sure what’s left to say about Jimmy Paredes this month, except that the longer you watch him, the more you have to think this is more than just a random hot streak.

Paredes, 26, had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs on Tuesday in the Orioles’ 9-4 win over the Seattle Mariners.

He is now 36-for-104 (.346) in 25 games this season and is just shy of qualifying for -- and leading -- the American League batting race. He should be able to qualify by Thursday or Friday if he plays full games.

He has hit safely in 22 of 25 games this year and extended his on-base streak to 20 games Tuesday. He’s second on the Orioles in RBIs (22) to Adam Jones’ 25...