Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/12/12
The Baltimore Orioles are nothing if not battle-tested. Despite being low on postseason experience, extra-inning games aren't going to faze this team. The Orioles stayed loose in the dugout Thursday night in Game 4 of the AL Division Series despite the tension on the field -- coming together for group cheers and playing an odd game that involved choreographing the positioning of their hats and shaking drink bottles in unison. Baltimore scored in the 13th and held on to force a decisive fifth game with a 3-2 win. The Orioles finally broke through in a game defined by missed opportunities and potential rallies that failed to materialize. Hitters were pressing, swinging at pitches outside of the strike zone, taking hacks at first pitches regardless of location. The first pitch of Game 5 is scheduled for just 17 hours after Game 4 ended. Game 1 of the American League Championship Series would follow on Saturday. If the Orioles win, it will be in Detroit. Whatever happens, the Orioles seem equipped to handle it.
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