Not only did the
’ 5-3 loss to the
drop them a game behind the Yankees for first place in the
, but the O’s also lost a game on the
in the AL wild-card race.
The A’s clinched their first playoff spot since 2006 with a 4-3 win over the
Like the Orioles, the A's still have a shot at their respective division crown. Oakland enters the second-to-last game of the regular season one game behind the division-leading Rangers as the two teams play head to head in the final two games of the season.
If the Orioles and A's end the regular season with the same record as the wild-card teams, the Orioles would have to travel to Oakland to play the AL wild-card game Friday because the A's won the head-to-head season series with the Orioles, 5-4.