To all those who have shaken their heads and wrung their hands at the uneven, middling season exhibited by the defending American League East champions in 2015, the Orioles have issued a response.
It’s mid-August and, somehow, some way, they are still very much in the playoff hunt.
That message was delivered not-so-subtly Sunday afternoon with an 18-2 bludgeoning of the Oakland Athletics before an announced — and giddy — 28,228 at Camden Yards.
“We still kind of determine our own destiny and that’s how we like it,” said catcher Caleb Joseph, who led the Orioles with a career-high four RBIs Sunday. “There’s not 25 people...