In consecutive at-bats across separate games of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard doubled with two outs. Both times, the extra-base hit proved fruitless.
Given a chance to drive in a run with the bases loaded and the Orioles down a run, Rickard grounded out amid a day Baltimore went 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position, a continuation of a season-long struggle in such situations.
The Orioles began their four-game series at the Cleveland Indians on Thursday ranking last in the American League with a .211 batting average with a runner on second or third base.
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