The Orioles dropped into third place in the AL East, 6 1-2 games behind the New York Yankees.
The Orioles collected their eighth win in 10 games Monday while the A’s are losers of eight of 11.
Toronto is four games behind the Orioles (63-48) heading into arguably its most important series of the year. These division rivals have split 10 meetings thus far, with Baltimore winning four of the last six.
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Fully healthy and with a good amount of experience under his belt, Brett Lawrie is fully capable of putting a season similar to that composite line.
It was apparent months ago that the Baltimore Orioles were headed toward their 14th consecutive season without a winning record. The dubious distinction became official Thursday in a defeat that typifies their forgettable year.
Brett Lawrie got two hits and an RBI in his major league debut, Aaron Hill drove in two runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday night.