Orioles one game shy of AL East leadEveryone loves using stats to talk about the Baltimore Orioles amazing 2012 season. Here are a few for you.

  • The Orioles won their 75th game today. It’s the first time since 2004 that they have won 75 games in a single season. They have 32 games remaining on their schedule.
  • With that win and the Yankees loss, the O’s have now cut the lead in the AL East to a single game.
  • ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume points out that the Birds are now 23-10 since July 29. That’s the best record in baseball during that span.
  • Berth also points out that the Orioles are 16 games over .500 for the first time since 1997.
  • Yes, the Orioles run differential is still below zero, -31 to be exact. Against teams not named the Angels and Rangers, the Orioles run differential is +32.