Keys for success: Orioles

As it is has been all season, the Orioles biggest key is to hand a lead to the bullpen, which helped the club post a perfect 74-0 record when leading after the end of the seventh inning in the regular season. The bullpen also threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in Friday's wild-card playoff victory against the Texas Rangers. The Orioles also need to work the count on Yankee starters, forcing manager Joe Girardi to go to a bullpen that threw the fewest innings in the AL.

( Ronald Martinez, Getty Images / October 6, 2012 )

As it is has been all season, the Orioles biggest key is to hand a lead to the bullpen, which helped the club post a perfect 74-0 record when leading after the end of the seventh inning in the regular season. The bullpen also threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in Friday's wild-card playoff victory against the Texas Rangers. The Orioles also need to work the count on Yankee starters, forcing manager Joe Girardi to go to a bullpen that threw the fewest innings in the AL.

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