The Orioles knew their seven-game road trip to Kansas City and Texas this week could make or break their playoff hopes.
With one game remaining on this disastrous trek, broken seems like a fitting word.
Behind a shaky Ubaldo Jimenez and a sputtering offense, the Orioles lost, 4-3, to the Texas Rangers Saturday night before an announced 29,768 at Globe Life Park.
It was the ninth loss in 10 games for the Orioles (63-66), who have won just once in six chances on this road trip. They now have as many defeats this year with 33 games to play than they did all of last season when they were 96-66 and won the American League East.
That 2014 club is beginning to seem more...