5 Reasons the Baltimore Orioles Will Pass Up the Yankees and Win the AL East

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5 Reasons the Baltimore Orioles Will Pass Up the Yankees and Win the AL East
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Although the Baltimore Orioles (78-62) are coming off of a 13-3 rout at the hands of the New York Yankees (79-61), the Birds are still in the thick of the Eastern division hunt.

Entering this series, the Bronx Bombers and the Black and Orange split the first 14 games of the year, 7-7, and they were tied for first place in the East when the Yankees visited Camden Yards for the last time this past weekend.

The Birds jumped out to a strong start this series with a comeback win on Cal Ripken, Jr.’s special night on Thursday and they won a nail-biter on Saturday; they pulled to another tie atop the division heading into the final showdown of the regular season between these two teams.

The Orioles had a shot to win the season series and send the Yankees packing with a one-game lead if they were able to win yesterday afternoon.

However, the Bombers brought their hitting show and exploded for 13 runs as they regained a one-game lead in the East. 

Currently, the Tampa Bay Rays are two games out of first place, while the Orioles sit just one under the Yankees in the illusive American League East.

Check out these five reasons why the Orioles will overtake the Yankees and win the AL East this season.

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