The Toronto Blue Jays eliminated Baltimore from the playoff hunt Tuesday night, using two clutch RBI singles by Mark DeRosa to beat the Orioles 3-2 in 10 innings.
The Baltimore Orioles’ trip to Tampa Bay ended up more damaging than they could have ever imagined. All-Star third baseman Manny Machado went down with a potentially serious leg injury, Alexi Casilla left with a head injury and the Orioles were pushed to the brink of being eliminated from the AL wild-race Monday with a 5-4 loss to the Rays.
David DeJesus ended a nearly seven-hour game with a one-out RBI single in the 18th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays took over sole possession of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday night.
Danny Valencia tripled to stop closer Koji Uehara’s streak of 37 consecutive outs and scored on Matt Wieters’ sacrifice fly in the ninth inning as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Baltimore Orioles are losing leads, losing games and losing ground in the AL wild-card race. Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees also got solo shots from Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson in a 5-4 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday night.
The second wild-card spot is up for grabs. The Orioles and Yankees are battling each other, while the Rays are still up but slumping and Cleveland is giving everyone a run for their money.
The high fastballs that worked so well for Miguel Gonzalez early in the game ended up soaring over the fence later in his outing against the New York Yankees.
Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 4-2 on Monday night in a game that featured an on-field confrontation between the teams’ managers.
Matt Wieters hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 48th home run, Scott Feldman pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout and the Baltimore Orioles beat the White Sox 4-0 Friday night, extending Chicago’s losing streak to eight games.
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six shutout innings while Yan Gomes and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, and the Cleveland Indians survived a shaky ninth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Bud Norris stayed unbeaten with Baltimore and Nate McLouth homered and had three RBIs, leading the Orioles to a 7-2 win over the reeling Cleveland Indians on Monday night in a matchup of two teams scrapping for an AL wild-card berth.