The best team in baseball? The Baltimore Orioles. That's right...after Thursday's 5-3 win over the Royals, the O's (25-14) own the best record in the Majors and are 11 games over .500 for the first time since 2005.
It's simply incredible to watch. This team is never out of any game...on Thursday afternoon, starter Brian Matusz retired the first six batters he faced before giving up three runs in the third inning. Three runs? No worries...
Adam Jones trimmed the deficit to just a run with a two-run bomb in the fourth, his 13th long ball of the year and second in as many games. J.J. Hardy's bases-loaded, two-out two-run single in the seventh put the Birds ahead for good.
Matusz picked up his third win of the season, and Jim Johnson recorded his 14th save in as many tries...this team is clicking in all facets of the game right now (defensively, they need some work but at this point I'm not going to complain!).
The first-place O's head home (sort of) to take on the Washington Nationals in D.C. over the weekend. Jake Arrieta takes the mound on Friday night.