The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League (AL) East Division have both clinched postseason (PS) berths.소닉카지노
The Orioles defeated the Rays 5-4 in 11 innings at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 18.
With the win, the AL East-leading Orioles improved to 93-56 for a .624 winning percentage, clinching at least a wild-card berth regardless of the outcome of their remaining games.
This is the first time in seven years that Baltimore, a member of the powerhouse AL East, has participated in fall baseball since 2016.
After finishing at the bottom of the division for three straight years from 2017-2019, the Orioles finished last in the league in 2021 with a 52-110 record and a .321 winning percentage.
But the team has rebuilt itself in just two years with a stellar minor league system.
After finishing fourth in the division last year, the Orioles went 83-79 and improved their winning percentage by more than 5 percentage points.
Tampa Bay players in the postseason for the fifth straight year.
District runner-up Tampa Bay (92-59, .609 winning percentage), two games behind Baltimore, clinched a wild-card berth with the Texas Rangers’ loss.
Tampa Bay reached the postseason for the fifth straight year despite losing ace Shane McLaren to an elbow injury last month and starting shortstop Wander Franco to suspension for inappropriate contact with a minor.