Ranking The Top 5 Performances From The Baltimore Orioles’ Opening Series

Ranking Top 5 Performances From Baltimore Orioles' Opening Series

Nelson Cruz
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Even though the Orioles dropped two games to the Boston Red Sox, there were some positives during the series for Baltimore. Some players showed a lot of potential, and they look to have strong seasons in 2014. Here are the five best performances from the Orioles' Opening Series.

5. Matt Wieters

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5. Matt Wieters

Matt Wieters
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During the first three games of the season, Wieters has collected five hits in 11 at bats. While most of his hits were only singles, it is encouraging to see him off to a nice start after a disappointing 2013 season.

4. Tommy Hunter

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4. Tommy Hunter

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With his first save opportunity on Opening Day, Hunter showed he can handle the closer's role. He only allowed one hit and pitched a scoreless 9th inning.

3. Zach Britton

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3. Zach Britton

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After an impressive spring, Zach Britton tossed four scoreless innings of relief against the Botson Red Sox. He picked up the win on Opening Day, and he's allowed just two hits.

2. Chris Tillman

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2, Chris Tillman

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Tillman wasn't at his best on Opening Day, but he was able to put the Orioles in a position to win the game. Despite allowing a lot of runners on base, Tillman yielded just one run over five innings pitched.

1. Nelson Cruz

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1. Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz Hitting
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Nelson Cruz has made an excellent first impression for the Orioles. Cruz hit the game-deciding home run on Opening Day, and he hit another home run on the following day. The season has only just started, but he already looks like a tremendous acquisition for Baltimore.

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