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Baltimore Orioles: 4 Reasons They Can Stay Ahead of the Red Sox
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At 14-9, the Orioles hold a 2.5 game lead over the Red Sox and Baltimore fans hope it will stay that way.

The Red Sox are perennial contenders, but they have struggled so far in 2012 due to a combination of factors. This lapse could lead to an opportunity for the up-and-coming birds that have been very impressive in the early goings.

It's been a long time since the Orioles finished better than the Red Sox. In fact, it has been 15 years since the Baltimore finished with a better record than Boston. Here are four reasons why this might be the year that the Orioles finally break that streak of bad luck.

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