Teams such as the A's, Rays and Nationals are about to earn an invitation to October, but credit these players for getting them there.
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The Royals, Orioles, Tigers and Marlins have each lost 100 games this year. On the other side, five teams have a shot of hitting the 100-win mark.
Chris Davis enjoyed an uplifting moment in an otherwise dreary season, hitting a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to carry Baltimore past the Seattle Mariners 2-1 Sunday in the Orioles' final home game of the season.
Mallex Smith scored from second base in the 13th inning after Tim Lopes beat out an infield grounder, and the Seattle Mariners outlasted the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 Saturday night.
Felix Hernandez labored through five innings in what was likely his penultimate start with Seattle, and the Baltimore Orioles got home runs from Anthony Santander and Hanser Alberto in a 5-3 victory over the Mariners on Friday night.
Cavan Biggio homered and had three RBI to offset a spectacular, homer-robbing catch by Austin Hays, and the Toronto Blue Jays used a six-run seventh inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Thursday night for a three-game sweep.
Randal Grichuk hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rebounded from an ineffective start by Clay Buchholz to rally past the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 on Wednesday night.
Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night.
Jordy Mercer hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Monday to split a four-game series between the teams with the worst records in the major leagues.
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.
Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings, and the Detroit Tigers took control of the race for the top pick in next June's amateur draft with an 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Victor Reyes hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning and John Hicks had the game-winning grand slam in the 12th to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Milwaukee announced plans Fri. to extend safety netting for next season, becoming the 12th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Braves, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals say they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and Miami had extended its to 150 feet past each dugout before this season.
In the first meeting in 50 years of major league teams both 50 or more games under .500, DJ Stewart and Trey Mancini homered to lead the Baltimore Orioles over the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Friday night.
As the Tigers and Orioles begin their battle for baseball's worst record, we debate which bottom-dwellers have hope and which have none.
Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill struggled with his control Thursday night during his first start since June 19 and suffered an MCL strain in the process.
Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking, record-setting three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to end a six-game losing streak.
Baltimore's Jonathan Villar hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night, the 6,106th homer of the season, setting an MLB single-season record.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Maybe it's fitting that the team that has allowed the most home runs in one season in MLB history hits the record-breaking home run. Jonathan Villar of the Orioles unloaded on a 93-mph fastball from Caleb Ferguson and hit home run No. 6,106, breaking the single-season record from 2017. I don't know if Villar knew he hit the record-breaker, but let's just say he enjoyed his trot around the bases.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
So the team that has given up more homers than anyone else in baseball hits the long ball that sets the new all-time single-season mark as Baltimore's Jonathan Villar leaves the yard for the 6,106th home run of the year.
As the Year of the Home Run nears the finish line, here are the marks within reach for every franchise.
The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive NL West title in fitting fashion, using two home runs by Corey Seager and a masterful pitching performance by Walker Buehler to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Tuesday night.