BALTIMORE — Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo were back in their usual places in the heart of the Orioles’ lineup for Thursday night’s series opener against the Tigers.
The three were a combined 10-for-15 in the team's 9-2 victory against the Twins in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
A day prior, Jones and Davis —who saw their batting averages dip to under .200 — finished 5-for-10 in the Orioles 5-3 victory.
“They’ve been doing their thing. Obviously, the last couple of games they’ve really turned it on. If we can get them hot and three or four others at the same time, it could be a whole lot of runs,” Trumbo said.
Trumbo has reached base in 24 straight games, and has gone just one game this season without a hit or walk. He is happy that the batters preceding him in the order have gotten hotter.
“It probably makes it a little easier on everyone. I don’t think anyone’s felt pressure to do more than they have to so far. We’ve got some guys that have gotten off to a little bit of a slower start. We’ve been doing just fine so far as scoring runs and winning games. It’s inevitable that those guys are going to get theirs. They’re just too good not to be the players that we know them to be."
On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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