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After win in Bronx, Orioles might not wait long to clinch spot in playoffs

After win in Bronx, Orioles might not wait long to clinch spot in playoffs

It hardly felt like a playoff chase inside Yankee Stadium on Friday, with the Orioles playing under a constant rain and stubborn wind before a sparse crowd in the Bronx.

But these Orioles brought their own energy to New York, moving one step closer to a postseason berth with an 8-1 victory anchored by three homers into the dreary night.

With the win over the Yankees, the Orioles took control of the American League wild-card race with two games remaining in the regular season. They lead the Toronto Blue Jays by one game for the top wild-card spot and the Detroit Tigers by 1 1/2 games. Not only could they clinch a postseason berth as early as Saturday night, but they also have a...

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