[Editor's note: Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason intensifies.]


About last night

O's make the most of a playoff atmosphere, beat Yankees 10-6
Mark Reynolds suddenly looks like his old, slugging self
Jake Arrieta uses sports psychologist to get back on track
Schmuck: Ripken turns tribute into celebration of current O's
Thursday's full scoreboard

AL East Standings

BAL       77-60     --
NYY       77-60     --
TB         75-62     2

AL Wild-Card Standings

BAL/NYY  77-60     --
OAK        76-60      --
TB          75-62    1.5
LAA        74-63    2.5
DET        73-63     3