The Orioles' roster will reduce from 28 players back to 26 come the postseason. As the final week of the regular season begins, here are three questions the team faces when it comes to their playoff roster.
Regardless of how the Tampa Bay Rays close the season, three victories on the upcoming six-game homestand would give the Orioles their first AL East title since 2014 and first 100-win season since 1980.
Kyle Gibson enters his 32nd start Sunday with 180 innings pitched, the most by an Oriole since 2017. But the 35-year-old’s impact, both with the Orioles and in Baltimore, has gone beyond his efforts on the mound.
John Means didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning and Anthony Santander drove in a pair of runs to lead the Orioles to a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday night to drop their magic number to clinch the American League East to five.
After the Orioles manifested a two-out rally to take the lead in the top of the ninth on Aaron Hicks’ two-run double, All-Star reliever Yennier Cano allowed a walk-off two-run double in a 9-8 loss to the Guardians.