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Yankees vs. Orioles: Baltimore Is in Huge Trouble If Bullpen Can’t Get It Done

Baltimore Orioles reached the postseason for the first time in 15 years because of its incredible record in one-run games and in extra innings.

The Orioles were a major-league best 29-9 in one-run decisions and after losing their first two extra-inning games of the season to the New York Yankees on April 10-11, Baltimore didn’t lose again when the game went beyond nine innings, winning 16 straight extra-inning games—one short of the record of 17 straight set by the Cleveland Indians in 1949.

Teams don’t have that sort of success in close or late situations without a great bullpen, and the Orioles bullpen was outstanding in 2012.

The Baltimore bullpen was 32-11 with a 3.00 ERA. The relief wins were the second-highest ...

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