Last night’s double-header sweep against the Yankees was historic for the Orioles in more ways than one.
Listed below are some important numbers and facts from yesterday’s magical day/night combo…
Game 1: Orioles win 2-1 (11)
Game 2: Orioles win 5-0
• The Game 1 win marked the 5,000th win all-time for the O’s. It also marked Buck Showalter’s 1,250th win as a MLB Manager.
• The walk-off pinch hit from Jimmy Paredes in Game 1 was the first time and Oriole had achieved such a feat when trailing, since Brooks Robinson did it way back in 1977.
• The thrilling Game 1 win improved the O’s record to 29-20 in 1-run games. They are also now 14-5 in games reaching extra innings.
• Bud Norris’ 10 strikeouts in Game 2 tied the O’s season-high for a starter.
• The shutout in Game 2 was the O’s 12th of the season.
• The Game 2 win extended the O’s winning streak to six games. This is the longest since they won six-in-a-row from 16-22 September 2012.
• The O’s are now 88-59, hold an 11 1/2 game division lead and have reduced their magic number to five.
• It was the O’s first double-header sweep of the Yankees since 24 September 1984.
• With wins in each game, the O’s clinched their first season series win over the Yankees since 1997. The O’s lead 10-3 this season with six to play.
• The O’s are 39-22 against their AL East rivals this season.
• Alejandro De Aza had the first two-triple O’s game since Jay Payton on 28 September 2007, which was also against the Yankees. It was just the 16th occurrence in O’s history.
• In the past five games (three against the Red Sox and two against the Yankees) the O’s starters allowed just two earned runs over 32 1/3 innings. This is an ERA of just 0.56.
• In 12 starts against AL East rivals, Bud Norris is 7-1 with a 2.92 ERA. The O’s are 11-1 in these games.
• The Yankees scored one run or less in each game of a double-header for the first time since 13 August 1991 versus the Royals.
• Alejandro De Aza has hit safely in each of his first eight games as an Oriole. He is 13-for-33 during this span.