Baltimore Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel still thinks he can improve.
His record outside Camden Yards can't be any better.
Hammel will try to match the MLB lead in victories and become just the third Oriole in 54 years to win his first six road starts Friday night, when he makes his first appearance against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
Hammel (5-1, 4.10 ERA) has been consistent through seven starts, lasting between five and 6-23 innings while allowing no more than four runs. The right-hander, though, realizes he has one of the majors' best run-support averages at 8.42. It's 9.62 on the road.
"I still haven't really gotten it going, and I haven't been as good as labeled, I guess. So I still have some work to do," Hammel said after yielding four runs in six innings of Sunday's 8-4 road win over the Los Angeles Angels. "I'm a (beneficiary) of a lot of run support right now, and the bullpen's been awesome. It's that simple."
Hammel gets the ball after the Orioles' season...