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The Orioles' base running got the wrong kind of attention Tuesday. How well are they living up to their mandate to run more?

The Orioles' base running got the wrong kind of attention Tuesday. How well are they living up to their mandate to run more?

Just as quickly as they had a chance to get back into Tuesday' eventual 13-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics, the Orioles made a pair of third-inning outs on the bases to take themselves out of the game.

It was a rare moment in which their base-running aggression harmed, not hurt, and fit with manager Brandon Hyde’s explanation before the game as to why they're running so much.

"We're not going to break any American League records for home runs, and we're not going to have 30-home-run guys up and down the lineup,"...

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