Sean Doolittle

Opportunities have been fleeting for Orioles' Gentry, but he's taken them lately and run with them

Opportunities have been fleeting for Orioles' Gentry, but he's taken them lately and run with them

Craig Gentry is in a position in which his mistakes get magnified more than his successes do. And while, of late, the veteran outfielder has become a late-inning substitution off the bench, his role has actually become more important as the Orioles have suddenly embraced the notion of being a small-ball team willing to do the little things to win close games.

Some might still be stinging from Gentry’s base-running gaffe May 30, when his aggressiveness on the bases ran the Orioles out of a potential rally in the ninth inning in a two-run loss to the Washington Nationals. But manager Buck Showalter would rather highlight Gentry’s prominent role in the Orioles’ 1-0 win over the Mets on...

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