Of the top of my head, it's the most embarrassing series I can remember. I wrote about this after Tuesday's game, and now I wish I hadn't, because I just have to do it all over again today. At that point, I figured the Twins would win at least one of the two remaining games, and probably put up multiple runs in each. But they did none of those things, so everything I wrote then is still applicable. Since I don't have the energy to write sensibly about such a deplorable series, I'm going to move to bullets.
- The Orioles had allowed at least two runs in 62 consecutive games, dating back to June 10. The Twins scored one run in all four games of the series.
- Baltimore had not allowed fewer than two runs in consecutive games since the first four games of the season.
- In 12 of their last 13 games, the Orioles have allowed at least four runs, the same number the Twins scored in the entire series.
- The Orioles had not swept a road series since that first series against Tampa Bay. They hadn't won a road series since mid-May. Heck, they hadn't won any series period since June 26 against Cincinnati, a stretch of 15 straight opponents.
- The last time Baltimore swept a 4-game series on the road? That was back in July of 2010.
- Those are all long streaks the Twins just broke. But what about the last time the Orioles allowed 4 or fewer runs in a 4-game series anywhere? I don't know, but I can tell you it hasn't happened this millennium, and they've only done it four times in a series of any length since 2000. And that's even including 2-game series.
- The Orioles had 18 wins and 42 losses in road games when they arrived at Target Field. Then they won 4 in a row. That pretty much sums it up.
In other words, read the title of the post again.