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The continuing education of Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams had the only hit in the first seven innings against Toronto Blue Jays rookie Henderson Alvarez on Wednesday night.

On Tuesday, the Orioles' rookie second baseman had the game-winner, a single (it would have been a double but the winning run easily scored from third) in the 10th inning.

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He is 12-for-36 (.333) since being recalled last week and has hit in nine of 10 games.

But he is still learning the game, learning to keep himself involved in every play.

In Wednesday's seventh inning, Yunel Escobar hit a grounder that should have been easily scooped up. But Adams shifted the wrong way, breaking to his right when the ball was to his left, and he never had a chance at it.

"I didn't see it off the bat. He kind of pulled off the ball and … I just didn't see it."

What he did see – and what all the MASN viewers surely saw – was the glare Orioles manager Buck Showalter shot out to second base.

It begged for a bubble caption above Showalter's head: "Really?"

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