O's Weekly Wrap: September 3rd - 9th

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The O's turned it around a bit, going 4-3 to capitalize on a poor stretch by the Rays.

Standings

The O's are at 77-66, 9 games out of the division and 1.5 games out of a wild card spot.

Results

Nothing like facing the White Sox to turn a team's fortunes around. The O's went 4-3 overall; 0-2 against Cleveland, 3-1 against the White Sox, and 1-0 against the Yankees in the first game of their final series of the year.

Run Differential

+4

Best Hitter / Worst Hitter

Adam Jones was easily the best hitter of the week, with a .320/.379/.720 (191 wRC+) week. J.J. Hardy deserves a special mention with .375/.444./.583 (177 wRC+).

Nick Markakis again takes the bottom spot offensively, going .292/.292/.333 (67 wRC+).

Best Pitcher / Worst Pitcher

Miguel Gonzalez turned in a gem against the White Sox. In 7 innings, he struck out six batters while walking just one. He didn't give up a home run (always a feat worth talking about for an Oriole pitcher), just four hits.

Zach Britton didn't make it out of the third inning in his start against the Indians. He did strike out four batters, but he was charged with four runs overall.

Davis's Dingers Update

Chris Davis jacked another ... jack, his 48th of the season.

Manny's Doubles Update

Machado doubled three times this week to regain sole possession of the major-league lead at 49.

Adam Jones "The Power and the Patience" Update

Jones went ballistic this week, socking three homers (31 total) and unintentionally walking twice (18).

Upcoming Week

The Orioles finish a four-game set with the Yankees before heading out for their final road trip of the year, first at Toronto and then at Boston.

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