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Defense is big reason for Orioles' success in 2013
Defense is big reason for Orioles' success in 2013

The thing the Orioles have done most consistently this season, even more so than their repeated outbursts at the plate, has been playing exceptional defense, whether it has been Manny Machado scooping up slow rollers at third base, Matt Wieters throwing out runners or Adam Jones gliding to make catches in center. Through 54 games -- the first third of the season -- the Orioles have committed a league-low 19 errors and are second in baseball with a .990 fielding percentage. They are on pace to set club records in both categories. When it comes to more advanced statistics, the Orioles are fifth in the major leagues with 15 defensive runs saved and are ranked third in ultimate zone rating...

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