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84-71, 3rd in AL East
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Orioles reclaim second wild-card spot

After Detroit lost Saturday afternoon, Baltimore took advantage in the evening, beating Arizona to work its way back into a playoff spot. Seattle, Houston and New York all lost, hurting their already slim chances.

Lineup: Orioles (84-71) vs. Diamondbacks (64-90)

  • 1. Adam Jones, CF (R)
  • 2. Chris Davis, 1B (L)
  • 3. Manny Machado, 3B (R)
  • 4. Mark Trumbo, RF (R)
  • 5. Pedro Alvarez, DH (L)
  • 6. J.J. Hardy, SS (R)
  • 7. Hyun Soo Kim, LF (L)
  • 8. Jonathan Schoop, 2B (R)
  • 9. Caleb Joseph, C (R)
  • SP: Dylan Bundy, RHP
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Saturday's longest home runs

Nelson Cruz's monster 454-foot blast at Target Field led the way on Saturday. Kendrys Morales' 433-footer was No. 30 on the year, while Trey Mancini's 432-foot homer was his third in as many career starts. Maikel Franco and Stephen Piscotty round out the list.

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Trumbo's HR pads Orioles' lead (0:20)

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The Orioles' Mark Trumbo hit his 45th home run of the season. Entering today, Trumbo had 1.2 WAR and a 115 OPS+. Before this season, the lowest WAR by a 45-HR hitter was 1.5 by Jose Canseco in 1998, and the lowest OPS+ was 114 by Canseco, in that season. In other words, Trumbo's home runs are carrying almost all of his value as a player.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Who is the next closer on a wild-card contender to have a catastrophic blow-up? On Friday, it was the Astros' Ken Giles, who gave up six runs in the ninth. Today, it was the Tigers' Francisco Rodriguez, who gave up five in the ninth. With the Blue Jays shutting out the Yankees again, it's now looking like the Tigers, Orioles, Mariners and Astros battling for one spot.

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Orioles walk off on Trumbo homer (0:25)
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Hardy's potential winning run out at plate (0:24)
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Wieters ties game in ninth with HR (0:23)
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Orioles' win on Aug. 14 stands out

The O's trailed 7-1 on the road against the Giants entering the seventh inning before the offense woke up. Fueled by big homers from Mark Trumbo and Jonathan Schoop, they took an 8-7 lead and Zach Britton held on in a shaky ninth inning. Pivotal wins for wild-card contenders

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Orioles are in unfamilar territory

With Thursday's loss and the Tigers sweeping a doubleheader against the Twins to claim the second wild card, the O's aren't in possession of a playoff spot for the first time this season, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Pitcher to watch: Yovani Gallardo

After Chris Tillman got knocked out in the second inning on Thursday, Baltimore could use a strong start from Gallardo to get back on track. The right-hander has struggled of late, but he'll face the 64-88 D-backs. Schoenfield: Daily wild-card watch (Insider)

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Tigers leap Orioles in wild-card chase

Baltimore's fourth straight loss on Thursday combined with Detroit's fourth straight win has the Tigers now in possession of the second wild card in the AL. Meanwhile, Houston lost, missing out on its chance to tie the O's.

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Red Sox oust Orioles from Al East race

By finishing off a four-game sweep of Baltimore on Thursday night, Boston dropped its magic number to win the division to five. The O's are now seven games back and are no longer getting even a 1 percent chance to win the East.

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Tigers pass Orioles for second wild card

With a 4-2 win over the Twins in the nightcap of a doubleheader, the Tigers broke up the AL East party in the wild-card race, knocking Baltimore out of the second spot. The Blue Jays still hold the first spot.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles couldn't protect their house. Or their wild card lead. With a 5-3 loss to the Red Sox, the O's have been swept at home for the first time in 2016 (not including a two-game series loss in August). Coupled with a Detroit win earlier today, the L drops Baltimore into a tie for the second wild card spot. If the Tigers beat Minnesota in the second game of their doubleheader (currently leading), the Birds will be on the outside looking in - no division lead, no wild card lead, no wild card tie - for the first time all year.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Camden Yards is in disbelief as Orioles rookie Trey Mancini just hit a 3-run bomb off Red Sox ace David Price to tie the game. Mancini now has two jacks in two starts. If the crowd had its way, he'd have two curtain calls too. But unlike on Tuesday, Mancini stayed in the dugout for this one.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Last night, the Camden Yards crowd was stunned by Chris Davis' game-changing error. Tonight, they're stunned again as ace Chris Tillman was lifted in the second inning. Tillman, who allowed five hits and three walks in 1.2 innings, left with the bases loaded and the O's trailing 3-0.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs71810th
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.31721st
Slugging Percentage.4453rd
Earned Run Average4.3020th
Quality Starts6522nd
WHIP1.3722nd
BAA.25918th

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