Drew Pomeranz

Long out of contention on field, Orioles still very involved in AL East race in 7-6 win over Red Sox

Long out of contention on field, Orioles still very involved in AL East race in 7-6 win over Red Sox

The Orioles apparently are very much involved in the American League East division title race, though not in any way they could have imagined just three months ago.

While the O’s were knocking off the first-place Boston Red Sox, 7-6, on another rainy night at Camden Yards, they were closing in on a deal to send closer Zach Britton to the New York Yankees.

This is life in the nonwaiver trade deadline fast lane. The speculation about Britton’s eventual destination has increased steadily since the Orioles traded superstar Manny Machado last week.

The trade chatter heated up Tuesday, with an industry source telling The Baltimore Sun earlier in the day that the Yankees and...

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