Today in Orioles History: Brian Roberts and Luis Matos are Double Trouble

Roberts Shares Stolen Base Wisdom in New BookBrian Roberts and Luis Matos each had a double and two stolen bases as your Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-4  at Fenway Park on this day in Orioles history, April 25, 2005.

Roberts finished the day 3-for-5 with two RBI while Matos went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

Since 1954, Orioles batters had at least one double and two stolen stolen bases in a game on 56 different occasions. However, the April 25 game was the only one in which two O’s batters did it in the same game. Roberts did it nine times in his career, the most of any Oriole. Matos did it twice.

Steve Pearce is the most recent Orioles batter to have a double and two stolen bases in a single game. Pearce had two doubles and two RBI on July 3, 2014 versus the Tampa Bay Rays.

Meanwhile, Delino DeShields is the O’s batter to have done it the most in one season as he had three games with at least a double and two stolen bases in 2000 (April 5, May 17, June 7).

At the time of the 2005 game the Orioles were in the midst of a season-long eight-game win streak that ran from April 22 to May 1. The win streak put them at 17-7 with a four-game lead in the American League East. They would peak at 14 games over .500 on June 21 before a disastrous 8-18 record in July and a stretch of four consecutive losing months dropped them to 74-88 on the season, 21 games behind the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, who finished with identical 95-67 records.

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