Approaching the Orioles’ single-season home run record and leading the majors in homers is nice and all, but Chris Davis now has really made the big time.
So this is the stark reality for the Orioles right now: After Saturday’s loss to the Yankees, they sit 4 1/2 games out of a wild-card spot. The Yankees are a half-game closer.
If the Orioles aren’t able to make it into the postseason, it won’t be because they aren’t getting a shot at other contending clubs down the stretch.
Baltimore Orioles (69-58) vs. Oakland Athletics (71-56), Oriole Park, 4:05 p.m.