The 2011 Orioles knew the Boston Red Sox were trying to scrape a place for themselves in the playoffs. But the O’s had other plans, choking them and winning on a two-out ninth inning single in a game that kept the Red Sox out of October.
This time, it’s the New York Yankees that are under stress. No, it’s not late September, but it’s true that the playoff-bound Yankees have been struggling lately — splitting a series to the Miami Marlins, losing another to the Tampa Bay Rays and dropping a one-game set to the New York Mets, to name a few.
It’s also true that New York has only managed a .500 (6-6) season record against the Orioles.
But will the Orioles play spoiler this...