It has been more than four decades since the Orioles clinched a division title at home.
Winning the AL East has been an almost foregone conclusion for weeks now for the Baltimore Orioles, but a title 17 years in the making would still make for a very memorable night at Camden Yards.
The Baltimore Orioles are closing in on their first AL East championship in 17 years and can move to the cusp of clinching that title by taking the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Another celebration was taking place at Camden Yards as the Orioles won three of four games from the New York Yankees to reduce their magic number for clinching the AL East to three.
For nearly a decade and a half, Rob can remember the New York Yankees practically owning the Baltimore Orioles.
For the Birds, this is tough because they are already minus some key pieces to a team that is getting closer and closer to winning the AL East for the first time since 1997.
I’m not here to beat up Chris Davis and in my mind it doesn’t put into question any of his success in the majors.
The odds are good that the Baltimore Orioles will clinch the AL East on this 10-game homestand.
The Baltimore Orioles may lack a marquee name at the top of their rotation, but Chris Tillman has developed into one of baseball’s most consistent starters.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter was a 21-year-old minor leaguer in the Yankees’ system in 1979, with a locker made of “two nails and a piece of tape.” None of the players in his current clubhouse was even alive the last time the Orioles held a double-digit lead in the AL East.
The Baltimore Orioles haven’t been in jeopardy of losing their big division lead, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t feeling better after snapping their road losing streak.
After losing the first two games of their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles looked like they were on the verge of getting swept on Sunday at Tropicana Field.