O's Lose Another Close Game To Yankees
A year ago, the Baltimore Orioles won nearly all the close games they played. This year, it's quite the opposite. The Orioles lost 6-5 last night after closer Jim Johnson's wild pitch allowed the go ahead runner to score in the top of the ninth inning.
It's hard to see the Orioles getting over the hump to claim a postseason spot at this point, but stranger things have happened. This year has been a good season, but not a magical one like a season ago. There are still some important division series' coming up, but the Orioles need to get a hot streak going sooner than later.
The Orioles fall to 77-69, while the Yankees improve to 79-68. After the win the Yankees remain 1 game behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card race, while the Orioles fall to 2.5 games back.