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The Bottom Line: 2010 Orioles through 77 games

2010 Orioles: 24-53 (.312)

Notable win-loss records through 78 games (win percentage in parentheses):

1916 Philadelphia Athletics: 18-59-1 (.237)

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1954 Orioles: 30-48 (.385)

1962 New York Mets: 21-57 (.269)

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1988 Orioles: 23-55 (.295)

2003 Detroit Tigers: 18-60 (.231)

How each team fared in their 78th game:

1916 Athletics: 12-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians

The Athletics dropped the series opener to Cleveland at Shibe Park for their eighth consecutive loss overall. Philadelphia was 4-18 against the Indians in 1916. In the 22 games, the Athletics were outscored, 144-70.

1954 Orioles: 6-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Right fielder Cal Abrams was 4-for-4 with a run scored, but the Orioles couldn't get anything else going offensively at Cleveland Stadium. The rest of the team managed only two hits. Orioles starting pitcher Bob Turley was roughed up by the Indians for six runs, three hits and five walks in one-plus inning.

1962 Mets: 10-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants

San Francisco center fielder Willie Mays celebrated the Fourth of July with two home runs and five RBIs as the Giants routed the Mets at Candlestick Park. First baseman Orlando Cepeda and shortstop Jose Pagan each added two RBIs for San Francisco, while third baseman Jim Davenport was 3-for-4 with three runs.

1988 Orioles: 7-1 win over the Texas Rangers

Starting pitcher Mike Boddicker scattered one run and 10 hits in a complete-game victory for the Orioles over Texas at Arlington Stadium. Boddicker struck out seven batters and issued one walk, throwing 88 of his 130 pitches for strikes. Orioles center fielder Fred Lynn hit a solo home run in the first inning.

2003 Tigers: 7-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks

Starting pitcher Brandon Webb tossed a shutout at Comerica Park, allowing seven hits and walking one batter as the Diamondbacks handed the Tigers their 60th loss of the season before the calendar turned to July. Detroit starter Jeremy Bonderman's record dropped to 2-12 after he gave up five runs (three earned) and seven hits in six innings.

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