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It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad
It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad

This isn’t the same Orioles team that went to the playoffs in 2012, but there is some resemblance between this year's squad and that one. The Orioles improved to 16-11 this season in games decided by one or two runs with Monday’s comeback thriller in Milwaukee, and they're now 11-6 in one-run games. They also are 5-1 in extra-inning games. All of that has to sound pretty familiar. This win featured some very clutch hitting and another pass-the-baton performance by the bullpen, which bailed out Chris Tillman after he struggled again to command his fastball and failed to hold an early lead. It also featured some more good luck than the Orioles probably deserved....

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