A sea of orange blended with pinstripes as the Orioles and the Yankees grappled for control of the American League East division.
For a Yankees team marred by injury and pitching issues, this series was a test of will to hang on to the top of the perch.
For the Orioles, this series was a true test of resolve to determine if they could withstand the pressure of a proud Yankees team that always seems to dig deep when ballgames matter most.
This exciting series ended in a stalemate, with the Yankees maintaining a slim one-game lead over the Orioles in the division.
Regardless, this series revealed five big lessons about both teams. These lessons are the subject of this slideshow.