The Orioles (56-54) have dropped three games behind the Angels (59-51) for the second American League wild card and remain five games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East. The Orioles head to Seattle for the last leg of their three-city West Coast swing with a 3-3 record on this trip.
Ultimately, the Los Angeles Angels won, 3-1, in a tremendous pitchers' duel between two guys who like to throw strikes — and lots of them. Angels right-hander Jered Weaver and Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen kept the offense to a minimum in a game that lasted just 2 hours, 23 minutes.
After dropping the rubber match, 4-2, to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon before an announced crowd of 33,919, the Orioles (29-19) have now lost five of seven games as they embark on a tough road trip to Toronto, Tampa Bay and Boston.