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Orioles still in playoff race with favorable home stretch ahead

Orioles still in playoff race with favorable home stretch ahead

Though the Orioles were disappointed in the results of their just-completed West Coast trip, they returned to Baltimore still very much in the thick of the wild-card race.

Little has sorted itself out since the Orioles traveled across the country. They left home 2½ games out of the American League’s second wild-card spot and despite a 4-6 road trip, they return just three games out.

Now they will begin a key stretch of their schedule that could end up defining their season, though initially they will have the benefit of playing 16 of their next 19 games at Camden Yards.

“We’re headed back to Baltimore,” Orioles manager Buck...

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