NEW YORK (AP) Even with a loss, the Baltimore Orioles achieved another goal.
While the Orioles were getting one-hit for the third time in seven weeks during a 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night, Baltimore clinched home-field advantage in the AL division series when Detroit lost to the Chicago White Sox. The Orioles open the postseason at Camden Yards against the AL Central champion or the wild-card playoff winner starting Oct. 2.
"It wasn't a foregone conclusion. So now there is only one thing left to do," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, thinking about the possibility of overtaking the Los Angeles Angels for best record in the AL and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.