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88-72, 2nd in AL East
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O's dominate Yanks, take top AL wild card spot (1:04)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Remember the movie "Freaky Friday?" That's totally the Orioles right now, who seem to have magically swapped identities with the Blue Jays during their three-game series in Toronto. The O's continued the transformation tonight (Friday, naturally), as they awoke from their lumber slumber, pounding out 10 hits (including three bombs) en route to an 8-1 win over the Yankees. The victory moves Baltimore a half-game up on Toronto for the top wild card spot in the AL.

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Trumbo clobbers 47th homer of season (0:22)
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Jones launches homer off Pineda (0:22)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Short of a miracle, your 2016 home run champ will be Mark Trumbo. The Orioles slugger just went yard for the 47th time, five more than anyone else in the bigs. The two-run blast puts the O's up 5-1 in the fifth and ends the night for Yanks starter Michael Pineda.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Not surprisingly, at cold and damp Yankee Stadium, the ball isn't carrying for the Orioles (or Yanks). In fact, it's the opposite of carrying. Let's call it dropping - Birds dropping. (Insert rim shot here.) Nevertheless, Jonathan Schoop managed to hit one off the wall in right-center for a two-run double. O's lead 2-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka will not start against the Orioles on Saturday. Instead, it will be Luis Severino. Tanaka missed his previous start because a slightly strained forearm. If the Yankees were in contention, Tanaka would go.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Beautiful night for baseball at first pitch in the Bronx. Seats understandably empty.

Lineup: Orioles (87-72) at Yankees (83-76)

  • 1. Adam Jones, CF (R)
  • 2. Hyun Soo Kim, LF (L)
  • 3. Manny Machado, 3B (R)
  • 4. Mark Trumbo, DH (R)
  • 5. Matt Wieters, C (S)
  • 6. Chris Davis, 1B (L)
  • 7. J.J. Hardy, SS (R)
  • 8. Jonathan Schoop, 2B (R)
  • 9. Michael Bourn, RF (L)
  • SP: Yovani Gallardo, RHP

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

You always hear about the Yankees doing things first-class. Here's an example: In the visitors' clubhouse, there are four black leather couches, and the middle back pillow on each one has an authentic, embroidered Orioles logo on it. Turns out each middle pillow has a zip-out swatch that allows them to swap out the logos depending on which team is in town. Because of that (and because it's a really swanky room), you'd never know it was the visitors' clubhouse.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's currently misty (and tarpy) at Yankee Stadium. Accuweather forecast for Orioles/Yanks calls for a 65% chance of showers at game time, with the threat lingering throughout the evening. The O's have won five of their last six and are now tied with Toronto for the top wild card spot.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have yet to decide if Masahiro Tanaka will start on Saturday against the Orioles, manager Joe Girardi said.

Hunt for October: Where things stand

The Orioles are tied with the Blue Jays for the top two wild-card spots (the Jays hold the tiebreaker, so they would host the AL wild-card game if the teams finish tied) and lead the third-place Tigers by 1½ games. What's at stake this weekend

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AL wild-card picture getting clearer

The Orioles took two of three from the Blue Jays to draw even in the AL wild-card race, which -- barring a collapse -- looks like it'll be a showdown between Baltimore and Toronto. Standings

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

That that, doubters! Big win for the Orioles to draw even with the Blue Jays for the two wild-card spots. Ubaldo Jimenez continues in one of his good streaks and has a 2.45 ERA over his past seven starts. The Blue Jays still won the season series so the O's will have to finish with the better record to host the wild-card game.

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Jimenez leads O's to tie atop AL wild card (0:54)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Ubaldo Jimenez since the Orioles reworked his delivery in mid-August: 7 GS, 2.45 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 5 quality starts, team 5-2 in his starts

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The New York Yankees officially have to wait 'til next year. They have been eliminated from the playoffs via the Orioles' 4-0 win over the Blue Jays.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

As Adam Jones joked the other day, the Orioles are already playing with house money since the computer projections all said they weren't contenders. They're leading the Blue Jays 2-0 through five behind Ubaldo Jimenez, going for his seventh straight solid start. He's at 93 pitches so Buck Showalter won't wait much longer before turning this one over to his bullpen.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs72812th
Batting Average.25616th
On Base Percentage.31721st
Slugging Percentage.4433rd
Earned Run Average4.2319th
Quality Starts6623rd
WHIP1.3621st
BAA.25816th

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