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Some ugly numbers after Rays complete three-game sweep over bumbling Orioles

I'm sure you don't feel the need to relive the Orioles' latest loss, a 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Rays this afternoon that completes a three-game sweep. So instead, I'll just provide some really glaring statistics to illustrate just how badly they were dominated over the three-game weekend series, and how poorly they continue to play.

The Orioles have dropped four straight games and five out of six and are a season-high five games under .500 at 14-19.

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Over the last three days, the Orioles were outscored 19-7 and out-hit 36-16.

It was the first time that the Orioles were swept in a three-game home series since Buck Showalter became the manager in August.

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The Orioles have lost nine straight series finales.

The Orioles are 2-16 this season when scoring three runs or fewer.

Not only did the Orioles not have a lead in the series, but they've gone 35 consecutive innings without enjoying a lead against anybody.

Brad Bergesen is 0-4 with a 5.57 ERA in six starts this year and 0-5 with a 9.13 ERA in five career starts against the Rays. He has pitched more than five innings just three times this season, and he's never done it in his career against the Rays.

The Orioles have lost nine straight games in which Bergesen has started.

Orioles starters have allowed 23 earned runs over the past four games spanning 18 2/3 innings. That's an ERA of 11.09. During that span, the bullpen has had to log 16 1/3 innings.

The Orioles are 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position and have stranded 21 runners in the past two games.

In the series, Tampa Bay pitching surrendered 18 walks and 16 hits, but only two of those walks scored.

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Leadoff man Brian Roberts walked twice today, but he also went 0-for-3, couldn't get a run in with men on second and third and the Orioles trailing by a run in the fourth, and got caught stealing in the first inning with men on first and second and two outs. He is 1-for-24 over his past six games.

First baseman Derrek Lee has grounded into six double plays this season while driving in just nine runs.

B.J. Upton, who was allowed to play in the series after he appealed his two-game suspension, went 7-for-14 with three doubles, a homer and eight RBIs in the series. He drove in more runs in the series than the Orioles scored. Upton and Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, who went 5-for-12 with two doubles, a homer and five RBIs in the series, drove in 13 of the Rays' 19 runs in the series.


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