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Steve Johnson has a storybook outing in Orioles' 9-2 win over Mariners
Steve Johnson has a storybook outing in Orioles' 9-2 win over Mariners

As the Orioles' improbable run of success continues this year, as this upstart, patchwork club keeps churning out victories, the comparisons to the Orioles' 1989 “Why Not?” season become inevitable. On Wednesday night, in a 9-2 clubbing of the Seattle Mariners that completed a three-game sweep and extended the Orioles' winning streak to five, the similarities to 1989 became borderline ridiculous. Exactly 23 years to the day that unheralded right-hander Dave Johnson, “The Pride of Middle River” as he was trumpeted, notched his first major league victory at Memorial Stadium for his hometown Orioles in impressive, complete-game fashion, another rookie...

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