The Baltimore Orioles have won the American League East and did so while finishing off the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles have won the series against the Blue Jays and the series.
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OK, we lost 2 of 3 from the Jays. That was not good but before we figure out what went wrong, let’s look back to the year 1978. It was a good year for the Birds (90 wins). However on July 26, the last-place Jays hosted Baltimore. A pair of now deceased left-handers started on the mound. It was Mike Flanagan for the Birds and Tommy Underwood for the Jays. And Baltimore had a good start as the “Big Bopper” Lee May singled in a run.
Flanagan stopped the Jays in the home half of the first. And that was the extent of the good news.
Otto Velez opened the Jays second with a double. Flanagan didn’t get another out. Velez doubled again in the first. Nine runs went up on the board. In the next three Toronto at-bats, the Jays added 15 runs. Only the relief work of outfielder Larry Harlow and catcher Elrod Hendricks stopped the Jays’ attack. May had a big day with 2 homers and a double. The O’s scored 10 runs and lost by two touchdowns. Final score; Toronto 24, Baltimore 10. Oh, gosh.