For the first time in what seems like decades, the Baltimore Orioles are in first place at the end of May.
The team is currently 29-22 and went 15-13 over the course of the month. That being said, despite playing winning baseball for the majority of the last four weeks, the O's find themselves reeling after losing their final five games in May.
One must not overreact to Baltimore's recent skid, just as one shouldn't overreact to the two five-game win streaks that the O's have put together this season.
Even though the Orioles got away from the formula that helped them climb to the top of the AL East standings as the month came to a close, they don't get graded too harshly in this month's report card.