"I've felt all along that home-field advantage should go to the team that has the best [regular-season] record," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "There's a novel thought. If I'm 95 [wins] and whatever in the National League and you're 94 and something in the American League, I get the home-field advantage. I don't care what league it is — put every possible premium on what you do in the regular season. Make every game matter."