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Schmuck: With toughest part of Orioles' early schedule past, their troubles are far from over

Schmuck: With toughest part of Orioles' early schedule past, their troubles are far from over

Everyone knew that the first four weeks of this season would be a major challenge for the Orioles, and that certainly turned out to be the case.

The Orioles were scheduled to play 18 of their first 24 games against the five American League teams that reached the playoffs last season, which created the opportunity to store up a bunch of big wins for the summer or dig themselves a hole they might not be able to climb out of.

They would have settled for somewhere in between those extremes, but they’re still digging. They ended the series against the Cleveland Indians — the last of those five playoff teams — still searching for some semblance of the offense that used to pile up...

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