Hardy entered Saturday's game as one of the best fielders at the shortstop position in Major League Baseball. He was first in fielding percentage (.991), assists (453), total chances (664) plus range factor per game (4.91).
The Orioles entered Saturday having banged out 15 homers against New York in the previous five games against the Yankees.
Adam Jones entered having homered in three straight games and with a six-game hitting streak overall. He's played in all 138 games for the Orioles this season
One reason the Orioles are winning is they aren't blowing leads late. They came in Saturday 61-0 when going into the eighth inning with a lead.