As the calendar inches closer to October, and the number of games remaining dwindles, the back-against-the-wall Orioles took a risk Friday night, looking to one of their better minor league pitchers to help keep their recent momentum going.
It didn't work.
Rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson didn't make it out of a six-run fifth as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Orioles, 8-6, Friday night to even this four-game series at one apiece.
The Orioles (72-75) have won seven of their past 10, but every loss makes their chances of returning to the postseason for the third time in four years more unlikely.
With 15 games remaining, the Orioles are falling further behind in the...