With the Toronto Blue Jays' 1-0 loss Friday to the Oakland Athletics, the Orioles enter Saturday's doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox in a position they hadn't held since May 20: alone in first place in the American League East.

The Orioles technically came into Friday ahead of the Blue Jays, by a mere thousandth of a percentage point, and by not playing, they moved a half-game clear of the competition.