If your baseball team has a MLB leading 191 homers and poised to reach the 200-HR mark for the third straight season, please stand up.
That’s because your Baltimore Orioles slugged another 3 long balls at Fenway Park a.k.a Camden North last night en route to a 4-1 win over a depleted Red Sox team. The win and Yankee loss gives the Orioles (85-59) a 10 game lead on the BJays and 11 on the aforementioned Yankees.
And if you are into Magic Numbers like I am, here’s is your daily update:
Later today, the Orioles will look to complete the sweep behind Wei-Yin Chen (14-4, 3.69) who will be opposed by the BoSox’ Brandon Workman (1-8, 4.90) at 1:35 pm. Chen, who has lost two games in his last 21 starts dating back to May 9th, held the Rays scoreless on 4 hits for six innings in his last start.
After an off-day Thursday, the Orioles will return home for a 4 game series starting Friday afternoon (doubleheader) with the Yankees.
The big question is, which upcoming date will be the one that the AL East title is completed? After the Yankees, its the 2nd place BJays who come to OPACY starting next Monday followed by the RedSox starting next Friday. Below I’ve added a link from the Washington Post about possible clinching dates based on percentages.
- Team nuggets after last night’s win [MASN]
- How the pitching rotation will work it self out [MASN]
- When will the Orioles clinch the AL East? [WaPo]
- Owner Steve Biscotti’s letter to the fans [BaltimoreRavens.com]
- Former 2nd round pick LB Arthur Brown on the trading block [NFL.com]
- Details on the Ray Rice jersey exchanges [BaltimoreRavens.com]