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The O's are 15-8 at the end of April.  That is a 105 win pace.  That is kind of weird because they are:

7th in AL in Runs Scored with 4.39 runs per game,

12th in the AL in ERA with a 4.19 ERA

So how do the O's do that?  How is their offense and pitching rated average to below average and they still win 65% of the games which tied them for #1 in the AL for wins?

The Answer:   They won the close ones.

In April they were 13 for 16 in games won by 3 runs for less.   That is a .813 win percentage.  The detail: They were 6 for 7 in  games won by one run.  5 for 6 in games won by 2 runs and 2 for 3 in games won by 3 games.   

Overall the O's won their 15 games by 36 runs or 2.4 runs per game.   They lost their 8 games by 35 runs or 4.4 runs per game.  

So in April the O's won the close ones and when the lost, they lost big.  5 for their 8 losses were by 4 runs or more.

They were also 3 for 4 in extra innings game.






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