Because 14 just wasn’t enough.
It didn’t take them 18 innings tonight, but the Orioles did win yet another game in extra frames. Baltimore swept the Mariners in Seattle behind a 3-1 11 inning effort, their 15th straight extra-inning win of 2012.
With that victory, the Orioles jumped ahead of the Athletics for the first Wild Card spot in the AL and moved to just a half game behind the Yankees, who won both games of their double-header against Toronto earlier today, for first place in the East.
Baltimore’s magic number is down to 10 and their playoff chances are now at a season high 90.2 percent.