BOSTON – The regular season is down to eight games for the Orioles, and they’re still 3 ½ behind the Mariners for the last wild card.
It’s more like 4 ½ because Seattle owns the tiebreaker.
The Orioles made a flurry of roster moves. They placed infielder Ramón Urías on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain, which ends his season, optioned relievers Joey Krehbiel and Jake Reed to Triple-A Norfolk, and recalled infielder Tyler Nevin, left-hander Keegan Akin and right-hander Beau Sulser.
Akin is replacing Urías, which enables him to be recalled this early after the Orioles optioned him on Monday.
Nevin is starting at third base tonight.