If the Baltimore Orioles want to return to the postseason they are going to need to start stringing some wins together. They can start on Friday when they open a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
The Cleveland Indians are still in the thick of the American League playoff race and will try to remain there when they hit the road for seven games starting with Thursday's opener of a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox.
Every remaining game should be treated like the postseason for the playoff-hopeful New York Yankees and they'll try to take a series lead from the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday in the third test of a four-game set.
Before hitting the road, the Cleveland Indians hope to gain more ground in the American League wild card race Wednesday afternoon, when they close out a three-game series versus the playoff-hungry Kansas City Royals.
Alfonso Soriano's second home run of the night, a tie-breaking two-run shot in the top of the eighth inning, lifted the New York Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the second test of a key four-game series from Camden Yards.
Right-hander Bud Norris can continue a successful stint with the Baltimore Orioles in a big spot on Sunday afternoon, when they host the staggering Chicago White Sox in the finale of a four-game series at Camden Yards.