Nick Markakis


BALTIMORE – With the division title secure, manager Buck Showalter rested J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis.


BALTIMORE – Nick Markakis hoped to play on Friday. Buck Showalter’s intention was to play him after giving him Wednesday off, but his right shoulder is still sore.


Tonight’s Game:

Boston Red Sox (66-87) vs. Baltimore Orioles (92-60), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Starting pitchers:


BALTIMORE – Many of the Orioles were transfixed by the televisions in their clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon. They were watching and reliving their division clinching from Tuesday night.


Here a few postgame reactions from the Orioles after they clinched their first AL East division crown since 1997.

Orioles Manager Buck Showalter looked a little teary-eyed.