Jarrod Dyson

Orioles fall, 3-1, with sluggish performance against Mariners

Orioles fall, 3-1, with sluggish performance against Mariners

Even considering how wide open the American League wild-card race seems to be, the Orioles realize they’ll have to get to the .500 mark and beyond to have a chance of making the playoffs.

As their 10-day road trip comes to a close Wednesday in Seattle, the Orioles have seemingly spent their time on the West Coast trading wins and losses as they continue to muddle through this inconsistent season.

The Orioles’ last 20 hitters were retired in order Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, a defeat that marked the fourth time since they fell below .500 last week that they had a chance to get back to even but couldn’t.

The club now...