After a long, ugly win Tuesday night, the Orioles continue their four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards tonight in their 131st game of the season.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman is scheduled to face Tampa Bay left-hander Drew Smyly, and first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
How does this year's squad stack up through 130 games against successful Orioles teams of the past? With a 75-55 record, the Orioles are seven games ahead of the New York Yankees (68-62) in the American League East division. Their magic number to clinch is 26.
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Here's how the Orioles fared in previous seasons when they made the playoffs.
Chico Salmon's bunt single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Orioles a walk-off win over the Seattle Pilots on Aug. 28, 1969. Salmon, who had entered the game as a pinch-runner for first baseman Boog Powell in the eighth inning, drove in Curt Motton with the winning run in the 4-3 victory in front of 8,118 at Memorial Stadium as the Orioles improved to 89-41. Right-hander Jim Palmer gave up three runs and eight hits in nine innings, and right-hander Eddie Watt earned the win after pitching two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Season finish: 93-69, lost in AL Division Series to New York Yankees
Season finish: 98-64, lost in AL Championship Series to Cleveland Indians
Season finish: 88-74, lost in ALCS to Yankees
Season finish: 98-64, beat Philadelphia Phillies in World Series
Season finish: 102-57, lost in World Series to Pittsburgh Pirates
Season finish: 91-71, lost in ALCS to Oakland Athletics
Season finish: 97-65, lost in ALCS to Athletics
Season finish: 101-57, lost in World Series to Pirates
Season finish: 108-54, beat Cincinnati Reds in World Series
Season finish: 109-53, lost in World Series to New York Mets
Season finish: 97-63, beat Los Angeles Dodgers in World Series