2010 Orioles: 31-65 (.323)

Notable win-loss records through 97 games (win percentage in parentheses):

1916 Philadelphia Athletics: 19-77-1 (.201)


1954 Orioles: 34-63 (.351)

1962 New York Mets: 24-73 (.247)

1988 Orioles: 31-66 (.320)

2003 Detroit Tigers: 26-71 (.268)

How each team fared in their 97th game:

1916 Athletics: 12-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Cleveland handed the Athletics their 17th straight loss in a lopsided game at League Park. On their 25-game road trip from July 25 to Aug. 15, 1916, the Athletics only scored more than three runs in a contest five times. They were 3-22 during that span.

1954 Orioles: 7-5 win over the Washington Senators

Center fielder Chuck Diering was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and shortstop Billy Hunter added three hits, including a triple, as the Orioles built an early lead and held on for a win over Washington in front of an announced 13,787 fans at Memorial Stadium. Senators first baseman Mickey Vernon contributed a home run and three RBIs, while second baseman Johnny Pesky and center fielder Jim Busby each collected three hits.

1962 Mets: 6-1 loss to the Milwaukee Braves

Starting pitcher Warren Spahn tossed a complete game and hit a solo home run to lead the Braves over the Mets at County Stadium. Spahn held New York to one run and eight hits. Milwaukee right fielder Hank Aaron added his 27th home run of the season, and catcher Joe Torre was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Mets first baseman Marv Throneberry was 2-for-4 with an RBI, while right fielder Jim Hickman added two hits and a run scored.

1988 Orioles: 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins

Right fielder Randy Bush hit a three-run home run against Orioles relief pitcher Don Aase as the Twins grabbed a series victory at the Metrodome. Orioles starting pitcher Mike Boddicker was handed his 12th loss of the season after being charged with five runs (four earned) and 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings. Shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. and catcher Mickey Tettleton each collected two hits in the losing effort for the Orioles.

2003 Tigers: 14-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox

Left fielder Manny Ramirez was 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs as the Red Sox jumped out to a 12-run lead and cruised to an easy victory over Detroit with 18 hits at Fenway Park. Boston second baseman Todd Walker added three RBIs. Tigers left fielder Dmitri Young hit his 20th home run of the season, and first baseman Carlos Pena was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman's record fell to 3-14 for the Tigers.