Things got a little hairy there after Monday’s games, but now the Orioles control at least part of their own fate.
After the Yankees extra-inning win against Boston, the O’s remain one game out of the AL East lead. An Orioles win tonight and a Yankees loss would force a game 163 in Baltimore.
Should both New York and Baltimore win, the O’s will host the loser of the Athletics-Rangers game. Shockingly, the A’s tied the Rangers in the AL West last night. Both teams hold the tiebreaker over the Orioles, so Baltimore has to win tonight in Tampa Bay to host the Wild Card game at home.
It’s crazy. The final game of the regular season could affect if the Orioles play an extra play-in game, travel to Texas or Oakland or host the Wild Card game on Friday.
Keep your eyes glued to the TV.
Either way, a win means they will at least be hosting playoff baseball at Camden Yards.