Orioles suddenly have life – and are still stuck in last place

Camden Yards has rocked – at least since last week.

The Baltimore Orioles, which have historically been one of baseball’s worst teams, are currently enjoying an eight-game winning streak after beating an imploding Angels team on Sunday.

The eight-game winning streak marks the Orioles’ longest such single-season streak since 2005.

Baltimore started the streak on July 3 by beating the Minnesota Twins, 3-1. Next, the hot Orioles team swept the Rangers and Angels.

« I’ve been waiting for a week like this for a long time, most of my career, » Trey Mancini, who has played with the Orioles since 2016, told reporters after the game. “It’s something that I certainly don’t take for granted. We’re just having a great time here, playing so well as a team.

Jorge Mateo celebrates the Orioles victory on Sunday.

Even with the winning streak, the Orioles are still last in the AL East and are 19 games behind the Yankees, who led the division in baseball’s best record (61-24) heading into Sunday night’s game against Boston. .

Baltimore, however, is only four games behind the Red Sox, who came second in the division on Sunday at 46-39, just one game ahead of third-placed Tampa Bay. The Orioles are also just 2.5 games shy of the last AL wildcard spot.

The Baltimore Orioles mascot celebrates after a four game sweep against the Los Angeles Angels at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 10, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Baltimore Orioles mascot celebrates after a four-game sweep against the Los Angeles Angels at Oriole Park in Camden Yards on July 10, 2022.
Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The Orioles will have a chance to continue their winning streak when they face the Cubs on Tuesday after a day off Monday.


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