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About last night
O's shut out for the first time in 49 games, lose to Jays
Schmuck: Now is not the time for Orioles to panic
Dylan Bundy makes his home debut
Hoes and Bundy win top minor league awards
Randy Wolf (elbow) could be lost for the season
Jason Hammel (knee) takes a step in his recovery
Tuesday's full scoreboard
AL East Standings
NYY 89-65 --
BAL 88-67 1.5
TB 84-70 5
BAL 88-67 --
OAK 87-67 --
LAA 85-69 2
TB 84-70 3
DET/CWS 82-72 5
Other games that matter
Yankees (Sabathia) at
Rays (Cobb) at Red Sox (Lester), 7:10 p.m.
Thought of the day
Debating who should win the postseason awards is one of the more entertaining elements of baseball -- and sports in general.
We love to get an early start doing so, but in reality, these late moments are where they should be earned.
A couple weeks back we wrote about
But for all three of those guys, their most important work might be coming over the next eight days.
Many people have said that the Orioles looked tight last night. That's a natural reaction to this situation, but it's Buck's job to make sure that doesn't linger throughout the weekend.
Same is true for Melvin with the A's (who can hear footsteps from the Angels) and Ventura with the White Sox (who have dropped into a tie with Detroit for the
It's taken impressive work for each of those managers to get their teams in this position, and it's going to be even more intriguing to see which ones thrive under the greatest pressure this final week.
Inside the enemy clubhouses