Buck Showalter on the Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles lead in the AL East is now 7.5 games. They’ve gone 8-2 in their last ten, have won eight straight series and are 19 games over .500.

Wednesday night, the Birds rallied late, behind a three-run homer from Adam Jones to defeat the New York Yankees. As Roch Kubatko points out, the O’s are 3-0 in their nationally televised games this season, outscoring opponents 27-8.

They love the big stage — almost as much as I love this postgame quote from Buck Showalter.

"This club is a lot like the city. It's a very proud club. Everybody here's had their nose bloodied and you've got a choice to make. Tonight, the way they were pitching, we knew it was going to be a challenge. But the key was keeping it close where there was just a small margin for error."

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