The Orioles’ regular-season home finale Sunday afternoon ended with a whimper, a 3-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
But they’ll be back.
For just the second time in Camden Yards’ 23-season history, the Orioles ended their home schedule knowing for sure that they would return for a playoff game. Only in 1997 — the other time they were American League East division champions while playing at Camden Yards — did they know that the last regularly scheduled game in Baltimore wasn’t their final one for the year.
The Orioles (93-62) now depart on a seven-game road trip that could be more of the same: Lineups without every regular and a motivation limited to trying to secure...