The team also announced a new 30-year commitment to remain in Baltimore The Orioles are the 2023 AL East champions and the #1 seed in the American League LAPRESSE.
* Philadelphia Phillies. Bryce Harper goes wild, gets ejected after a flagrant charge by Angel Hernandez
* Boston Red Sox. Curt Schilling outrages everyone by revealing Tim Wakefield’s brain cancer diagnosis without permission The Baltimore Orioles have emerged as the surprise success story of the 2023 MLB season.
Against all odds and preseason predictions, the Orioles clinched the AL East title, marking their 10th division title in franchise history and first since 2014. That remarkable feat was bolstered by a 2–0 win over the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards, marking the Orioles’ 100th win of the season, a milestone they had not accomplished since the 1980 campaign.
GOING CRAZY IN BALTIMORE The Orioles advance to the AL like the number 1 seed By winning the division championship, the Orioles also secured the coveted first place in the American League. That gives them a bye to the best-of-three Wild Card bracket, which puts them directly into the divisional series. Fans are already looking forward to Games 1 and 2 at Camden Yards next week on October 7th and 8th. What makes the Orioles’ feat even more extraordinary is that few, if any, experts predicted they would win the division.
Baltimore has been successful this year thanks to consistent performances. The team showed remarkable resilience, as they never lost more than four straight and went on a 91-game streak through May 2022. The Orioles also dominated the season series against their AL East rivals, winning against the Rays (8–5). ), Blue Jays (10-3), Yankees (7-6) and lead the series over the Red Sox 6-4.
“This result is a testament to the faith, determination and dedication of our players from day one,” catcher Adley Rutschman said after Thursday’s big win. Outfielder Gunnar Henderson echoed his teammate’s sentiments, saying: “It was really great; we never backed down, we bought in from day one and it was really special to play with them. We’re not done yet.”
The Orioles would remain at Camden Yards for the next 30 years In an equally important announcement, the Orioles announced during Thursday night’s home game against the Red Sox that they have signed a lease to continue playing at Camden Yards for at least the next 30 years. During the third inning, fans who arrived at the stadium hoping the team would win the division were surprised by the announcement when it appeared on the stadium’s jumbotron.
The new deal, valued at $600 million, will fund stadium improvements, strengthening the Orioles’ long-term presence in Baltimore.