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Friday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are leaving the East Coast

The Orioles haven’t played a game outside the Eastern Time Zone since last Sept. 5. That streak ends tonight in Minnesota.

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Good morning, Camden Chatters.

The Orioles tonight are venturing into uncharted territory — or at least, uncharted since the first week of September 2018. They’re leaving the Eastern Seaboard.

So far this year, all 26 of the Orioles’ games have been either in Baltimore or on the road against a fellow AL East club. The same was true of their final 22 games of the 2018 season. And all of their spring training games in between, of course, were in sunny Florida. You have to go back to Sept. 4, when the O’s finished a three-game series in Seattle, to find the last time they played baseball in another time zone.

This trip won’t take the Orioles too terribly far across the country, just a hop over to the Central Time Zone for three games apiece against the Twins and White Sox, two teams they just played in their last homestand. The O’s are in the midst of a 25-game stretch in which they face only four different clubs: the Twins, White Sox, Red Sox, and Rays, with two series against each.

Can the O’s build on their modest two-game win streak? They’ll need to adjust to some unfamiliar surroundings to do so.


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