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It’s That Orioles Magic

The seas of orange flooding Eutaw Street in Charm City on Thursday night rang in the start of a great baseball matchup. The atmosphere electric and the air crisp with the smell of ball park franks and beer.

This wasn’t any Thursday night baseball game – it was a Thursday night baseball game in October, and this was the Orioles. Until the past few seasons, the Orioles hung up their bats once September 30 was crossed off the calendar. With fresh talent and a team filled with potential – the play off season is a long awaited gift for Baltimore baseball fans. Game one of the ALDS at home in Baltimore kicked off the series with more than a few hits.

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homerun in the first inning, giving the Orioles the lead. Detroit fired back, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez both had home runs in the second to tie up the game. At the bottom of the seventh, J.J. Hardy was able to connect with a poorly executed change up for a home run. Orioles led 4-2 and the momentum was unstoppable at that point. Top of the eighth inning, Miguel Cabrera hit a homer over centerfield, bringing the score to 4-3.

The bottom of the eighth sealed the deal for the Orioles. Hit after hit and the runs were flowing in. The final score was 12-3, Orioles. By the end of the game, five different Orioles had had two hits.

The team may be young but they sure are talented and they certainly were able to connect with the pitches thrown their way. Starting off with a postseason record number of runs – the team is on their way to making their World Series dreams a reality. Detroit and the Orioles face off again in Baltimore on Friday for game two of the five-game series.

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