The Orioles have now won five of their last six games and have a chance to win their fourth interleague series in a row with a split of the final two games against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The 7-2 victory improved their interleague record to 7-3 with eight games remaining against the National League East. That's the fourth-best interleague record in the major leagues.
Meanwhile, down the Parkway, the Nationals stayed up late to defeat the Blue Jays in extra innings for their third consecutive won, so it's been a pretty good week so far for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, too.
Strange stat: The Phillies are on top of the NL East by two games, yet have the third-worst home record (13-20) in the major leagues behind the Nationals (11-22) and Diamondbacks (14-23). Oddly enough, of the eight major league teams that have losing records at home, four are in the National League East. The Mets are the only NL East team with a winning home record. The Phils are in first place because they also have -- by far -- the best road record in all of baseball at 23-9.