Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/8/12
Brian Roberts helped the Orioles sweep the Phillies the last time the two teams met in 2009. (Courtesy of SI.com) After being swept by the MLB-Dodgers to push their season-high losing streak to six games, the Phillies get the team at the top of the most competitive division in the American League.  The Baltimore Orioles are one of baseball's surprise teams, tied for the AL East lead with the Tampa Bay Rays. Their record is 32-25. The Phillies' record is 28-31. At this point in the season, you'd probably think the roles would be reversed.  But the Orioles are a good young team. After making a manager change mid-season last year, they turned things around enough to finish the season as a spoiler, winning their final regular season game against the Red Sox and knocking them out of the Postseason. That's significant for the new Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. The last time he pitched in Camden Yards, he lost that game for Boston. The Orioles are not a lineup with superstars. Ra...
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