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Ryan Flaherty of the Orioles slides home for a run ahead of the throw to Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 24, 2014 in the Bronx. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Orioles Eliminate Jeter, Yankees From Playoff Contention

Nelson Cruz had two of his four singles and slugger Adam Jones a safety squeeze in a six-run fourth for Baltimore, which is trying to overtake the Los Angeles Angels for the AL’s best record and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

09/24/2014

Nick Markakis celebrates his fourth-inning two-run home run against the New York Yankees with teammate Nick Hundley at Yankee Stadium on September 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Cruz Hits 40th HR, Orioles Hold Off Jeter, Yanks 5-4

A day after getting blanked on one puny single, Nelson Cruz and Baltimore Orioles powered up for the postseason.

09/24/2014

Adam LaRoche hits a three-run home run in the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on Sept. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

LaRoche’s Blast Lifts Nats Past Mets

Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

09/23/2014

Ryan Zimmerman signs autographs before the game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on Sept. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nats’ Ryan Zimmerman Out of Lineup But Pinch Hits

Working his way back after a long injury absence, Ryan Zimmerman was out of the Washington Nationals’ starting lineup Tuesday night against the New York Mets.

09/23/2014

Steve Pearce of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sept. 17, 2014 in Baltimore.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orioles Keep Train Rolling, Sweep Blue Jays

The Baltimore Orioles had every right to experience a letdown just one night after clinching their first AL East title in 17 years.

09/18/2014

Bryce Harper celebrates with Denard Span after hitting a two-run, walk-off home run in the 13th inning against the New York Mets on Aug. 7, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Top 5 Reasons Nationals Are NL East Champions Again

After winning the National League East Division title in 2012 for the first time in team history, the Washington Nationals looked like a rising power in Major League Baseball.

09/17/2014

Nick Hundley (left), Tommy Hunter (center) and Steve Pearce of the Baltimore Orioles celebrate on the field after the Orioles clinched the American League East Division against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 16, 2014 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Losers No More, Orioles Celebrate AL East Title

The Baltimore Orioles are AL East champions for the first time since 1997, and they marked the occasion with a celebration that lasted long after the final out of their clinching 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

09/16/2014

Members of the Nationals celebrate after the NL East division-clinching game against the Braves at Turner Field on Sept. 16, 2014 in Atlanta. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

A Year Delayed, Nats Celebrate 2nd NL East Title

The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago.

09/16/2014

Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been left off the team's roster for its AL Championship Series against the Royals.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Orioles’ Chris Davis Reportedly Helps Flip Truck After Crash

After being suspended by Major League Baseball last week for failing a drug test, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis presumably has some free time on his hands.

09/16/2014

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Orioles Beat Blue Jays, Move One Game Away From AL East Title

The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.

09/15/2014

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