On their way to 93 wins and a playoff berth in 2012, the Orioles played very good baseball against the AL East and they have not fared as well within the division this year.
The 2012 Orioles played .500 or better ball against every team in the division for the first time since 1970. They posted a .597 win percentage (43-29), their best since 1980.
This season the Orioles are 25-25 vs. the American League East, going 6-4 against Boston, 7-5 vs. New York, 6-9 against Tampa Bay and 6-7 vs. Toronto.
The Orioles had a pretty strong record on the road vs. the East last season, going 21-15 and winning nine of 12 road series.
So far this year they are 9-13 in AL East road games and 2-4-1 in seven series. The O's have not won an AL East road series since April. They won their first two but have gone 0-4-1 since and have lost eight of their last 10 AL East road games.
This would be a great time to reverse that with the Orioles playing 26 of their remaining 33 games against the East and 16 of those 26 games will be on the road.
It all starts tonight at Boston.
How will the O's do the next three days at Fenway?