The Orioles hoped some home cooking would help them get back in sync for a run at one of the American League wild-card slots, but the first series of a home-heavy three-week span did not go well.
After a dramatic ninth-inning comeback to win the opener, the Orioles dropped the next two games to the Los Angeles Angels, losing the Sunday finale, 5-4, before an announced 24,715 on a beautiful afternoon at Oriole Park.
Not so pretty are their playoff prospects, which seem to diminish by the day. The loss dropped them four games back in a field of seven teams vying for the second wild-card berth, which the Angels held as of late Sunday afternoon.
In right-hander Chris...