Aaron Judge

Schmuck: If Orioles want a taste of postseason, they'll need good home cooking

Schmuck: If Orioles want a taste of postseason, they'll need good home cooking

It’s starting to look like the Orioles are going to get through their 10-game West Coast road trip with their playoff hopes still intact, despite a couple of missed opportunities that would have moved them to the top of the list of middling wild-card wannabes.

They play well, and then they don’t, which is pretty much what all the also-rans in the top-heavy American League seem to be doing — treading water and hoping against hope that they aren’t really circling the drain.

The Orioles keep flirting with .500 and falling back at a time when burning clock is not a great idea, but they will soon be in position to make a move on their wild-card rivals and there are reasons to...

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