05-10-2013, 07:06 AM
Last season, many called the Orioles "lucky". This year, it's hard to call them anything but "good". After beating their Pythagorean Record by a healthy margin in 2012 (+7 runs, 93 wins), the 2013 squad has mashed their way to the top of the AL East, outscoring opponents by a combined 25 runs on the way to a 21-14 record.
The key to the Orioles' success this season has been their first baseman, Chris Davis. Owner of a 1.049 OPS, 10 homeruns, and 31 RBI in just 34 games played, the Baltimore first baseman has been making opposing pitchers look foolish