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How sweep it is as O's claim best record in AL

All the worries the Orioles left New York with after dropping three of four to the Yankees, evaporated in the weekend heat. Nothing a little home cooking won't do.

The Orioles are 36-14 at home, the best record in the majors. The three-game sweep of the Indians gave them the best record in the American League. Their 57 wins is only behind the Cubs, Nationals and Giants.

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And with Colorado coming to Camden Yards for a three-game series, the O's have a chance to put together a good stretch before a big series in Toronto.

While it was nice to see the bats come to life again, it was the starting pitching that stole the spotlight. Dylan Bundy showed great progress Friday night as he mixed in his off-speed pitches with his fastball. And Vance Worley was solid on Sunday. If the Orioles can get those kind of performances consistently it's going to make the rest of the season exciting.

About the only thing that didn't go well for the Orioles during the weekend was they couldn't complete a trade for Ubaldo Jimenez. Still the pitcher is on paternity leave, which at least solves the issue of what the team should do with him for a few days.

Really, Orioles fans couldn't have asked for much more this weekend, other than a break from the heat.

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