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If Gleyber Torres Makes the All-Star Team, He’ll Have the Orioles to Thank

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They say a bloop hit looks like a line drive in the box score. By that reasoning, hitting a home run against the 2019 Orioles counts the same as hitting one against any other team, no matter how easy Gleyber Torres has made it look against Baltimore.

Torres, who homered twice in the Yankees’ 7-5 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday, is hardly alone in his mastery of the team’s underwhelming pitching staff. The Orioles, who are 15-34 now after going 47-115 last year, recently set a record by allowing 100 home runs in the first 48 games of the season — nine games faster than the previous record-holder, the 2000 Kansas City Royals.