AL East Standings
BAL 91-67 --
NYY 91-67 --
TB 87-71 4
AL Wild-Card Standings
BAL/NYY 91-67 --
OAK 90-68 --
LAA 87-70 2.5
TB 87-71 3
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Red Sox at Orioles, 1:35 p.m.
RHP Zach Stewart (1-3, 7.91 ERA) vs. LHP Joe Saunders (8-13, 4.09 ERA)
Nobody on the Orioles has more than four at-bats against Stewart, but J.J. Hardy is 3-for-4 against the former White Sox right-hander with a homer and a double.
Other games that matter
Angels (Greinke) at Rangers (Darvish), 1:05 p.m.
Angels (Santana) at Rangers (Holland), 7:05 p.m.
Yankees (Hughes) at Blue Jays (Alvarez), 1:07 p.m.
Rays (Price) at White Sox (Quintana), 2:10 p.m.
Tigers (Sanchez) at Twins (Hendriks), 2:10 p.m.
Mariners (Ramirez) at Athletics (Milone), 4:05 p.m.
Thought of the day
As if an AL East pennant race and a four-way battle for the wild card weren't enough, Orioles manager Buck Showalter mentioned another reason the Orioles felt they needed to win Saturday.
It was Brooks Robinson's night at the ballpark so, as Showalter said, "We had a lot of pressure on us."
This year's six sculpture unveiling ceremonies, held to honor each of the Orioles' Hall of Famers for the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards, were clearly a home run for the fans. And it seemed like they were just as much of a hit in the O's clubhouse.
"We get to see the legends out there, and it's unbelievable," said first baseman Mark Reynolds, who admitted to getting Robinson to autograph a ball for him Saturday. "I went out there to see Brooks today, and I had chill bumps the whole time hearing people talk about him and what a great guy he was.
"It was a fun night."
It was also a successful one, as the Orioles improved to 4-2 in the games following those sculpture ceremonies.
Sure, that's a meaningless stat, but with the playoff race as it stands, every one of those wins counts.
Inside the enemy clubhouses
Angels spend dreary day rained out and losing ground
Known for power, A's have some speed
Price on the prospects of winning 20 games
With good news about his hand, Cano stays in the lineup
Tweet of the night