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Orioles' return home shows team's reliance on home runs

Orioles' return home shows team's reliance on home runs

After hanging a 10-spot on the red-hot Chicago White Sox on the heels of a six-game road trip that saw 15 total runs scored by the Orioles, it’s easy to peg this as a home and road thing developed by this team.

It kind of is, but it’s more a home run thing.

This Orioles offense has long lived and died by the home run, and they are again so far this season.

On Thursday, it was Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo and Manny Machado who hit their seventh, sixth, and seventh home runs of the season respectively to drive in seven of the team’s 10 runs.

It moved the Orioles to 10-5 this season when they’ve homered, well above the 3-3 mark when they...