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Orioles’s claim series in Bronx with 3 HRs

A weekend of firsts gave way to two clubhouse celebrations in two days for the Orioles, who left Yankee Stadium on Sunday night having swiped the season’s opening series from the Yankees. Saturday, it was manager Brandon Hyde who was thrown in a laundry cart and doused in beer after capturing his first Major League win. Sunday, it was left-hander John Means who earned his first big league victory, in what turned into a marathon 7-5 series-clinching win after rain delayed first pitch by three hours, 17 minutes.

“It’s a lot of fun to play for this team,” said Means, who stymied the Yankees for much of 3 1/3 innings of middle relief. “Everybody is out there having a good time, playing loose.”

It’s just three games, but the Orioles own their first winning record in more than a calendar year, since last Opening Day. Here are a few things we learned about the 2019 group this weekend:

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