Opposite dugout: Third place, .500 mark are Rays’ late goals

Manager: Kevin Cash (2nd year) Record: 74-78 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: LF Corey Dickerson (.277 with 26 HR, 60 RBIs), 3B Evan Longoria (18 HR, 83 RBIs), 1B Logan Morrison (36 HR, 82 RBIs), RF Steven Souza Jr. (30 HR, 78 RBIs), RHP Alex Cobb (11-10, 3.63 ERA), RHP Chris Archer (9-11, 4.02 ERA), RHP Alex Colomé (45 saves) Season series vs. ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: Who could return to next year’s starting rotation?

As the 2017 season is winding down, what looked to be a fun race for the postseason is now a disappointing finish that came up short. This team has flaws. The offense is inconsistent, at times the defense is shaky and the bullpen, while being good overall, has let us down here and there. But you know exactly what I left out because it’s the ... read more

Opposite dugout: These Red Sox can run

Manager: John Farrell (5th season) Record: 85-64 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: RF Mookie Betts (90 RBIs, 43 doubles, 24 steals), LF Andrew Benintendi (85 RBIs, 19 steals), C Christian Vázquez (.298), 3B Rafael Devers (.826 OPS), RHP Craig Kimbrel (33 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 6-10 Pitching probables: Sept. 18: RHP Doug Fister vs. RHP Dylan Bundy, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 19: ... read more

Andrew Stetka: O’s gave it a run, but never had horses for postseason

For all intents and purposes, the 2017 Orioles season is over. We’re probably a week or two late on declaring this. Some would say we are a month or two late. Sure, there are still games left on the schedule and baseball will be played over the final few weeks, but the Orioles as a team for this year are done. They were “done” multiple ... read more

Gary Thorne hosting “Hide a Book Day” at Oriole Park on Sept. 18

MASN broadcaster Gary Thorne may just be one of the most interesting men in the world. The longtime play-by-play man, who was recently inducted into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame, is known for his illustrious sports broadcasting career. But beyond the box, there are so many other interesting facts about Thorne. Sit down and chat with him for a few minutes, and you’ll learn ... read more

Zach Wilt: A look at the Orioles’ home and road splits

It’s almost time to put the 2017 major league regular season to rest. How does summer always go by so fast? Our Baltimore Orioles have just 15 games remaining and are sitting three games below .500 at 72-75 and 5 1/2 games back of a wild card spot. The O’s have seen it all over the last six months. They dominated April with a 15-8 ... read more

Opposite dugout: Division crown still within Yankees’ grasp

Manager: Joe Girardi (10th season) Record: 79-66 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: RF Aaron Judge (.273 with 41 HR, 90 RBIs), SS Didi Gregorius (.290 with 73 RBIs, 138 hits), LF Brett Gardner (.260 with 20 HR, 141 hits), LHP CC Sabathia (11-5, 3.85 ERA), LHP Aroldis Chapman (4-3, 18 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 9-6 Pitching probables: Sep. 14: LHP Wade Miley ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: With 17 games left, it’s time to look to the future

After losing their sixth consecutive game on Tuesday night, the Orioles are currently 71-74, in fourth place in the American League East and 4 1/2 games out of a wild card spot. If a 4 1/2-game deficit wasn’t already enough to battle, it’s worth noting the Orioles have six teams that they would have to hop over to get into the postseason. Playoff hopes are ... read more