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Trevor Bauer

Orioles playoff hopes likely won't get any outside help

If the Orioles think they're going to get any outside help in their quest to hold onto a wild-card playoff berth, they've got another thing coming.

They're trying to both overtake the Toronto Blue Jays and hold off the Detroit Tigers, who entered Wednesday just one game out of the second wild-card and appear to have an amazingly smooth path to the postseason.

There are a couple of other teams still in play – the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros – but the Tigers clearly are the most existential threat to the Orioles' playoff possibilities, and right now look like they were born to be wild.

If the Tigers had done a better job of competing in the American...