The Bottom Line: 2010 Orioles through 86 games

2010 Orioles: 27-59 (.314)

Notable win-loss records through 87 games (win percentage in parentheses):

1916 Philadelphia Athletics: 19-67-1 (.224)


1954 Orioles: 32-55 (.368)

1962 New York Mets: 24-63 (.276)


1988 Orioles: 28-59 (.322)

2003 Detroit Tigers: 22-65 (.253)

How each team fared in their 87th game:

1916 Athletics: 6-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox

Philadelphia lost the first matchup in an eight-game series against the White Sox at Comiskey Park. The Athletics lost all eight games in the series, and they were 4-18 against Chicago during that season.

1954 Orioles: 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox

Orioles starting pitcher Duane Pillette tossed a complete game, holding the Red Sox to one run and five hits, in the second game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park. Boston left fielder Ted Williams hit a solo home run in the fourth for the team's only run. Orioles shortstop Billy Hunter had a double, an RBI and a stolen base.

1962 Mets: 9-8 loss to the San Francisco Giants

Although they scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth, the Mets' rally came up short against San Francisco at the Polo Grounds. Giants first baseman Orlando Cepeda and right fielder Harvey Kuenn each hit a two-run home run in the game, while left fielder Frank Thomas and pinch hitter Chris Cannizzaro each contributed two RBIs for the Mets.


1988 Orioles: 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers

Starting pitcher J.J. Bautista was charged with one run and six hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Orioles won their second straight game over the Rangers in front of an announced 25,023 fans at Memorial Stadium. Orioles right fielder Larry Sheets hit a triple, while catcher Mickey Tettleton and center fielder Ken Gerhart each added an RBI.

2003 Tigers: 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox

After the White Sox tied the game with a run in the top of the seventh, Tigers first baseman Carlos Pena hit a solo home run against Chicago starting pitcher Jon Garland in the bottom of the frame to put Detroit back in the lead at Comerica Park. Second baseman Warren Morris was 3-for-4 with an RBI double for the Tigers.