GAMES 145 & 146: When the Yankees can’t afford to lose a game, they lose two in one day. Entering the day 3 games behind Detroit in the loss column for the second Wild Card slot, it ended 5 games behind. With 17 games left. With five teams to pass.
Brandon McCarthy Shines in Makeup Game
Game 145: 2-1. Game 146: 5-0
First Orioles double-header sweep of the Yankees since 2006.
Here are the box scores: Game 145 | Game 146. And the recaps: Game 145 | Game 146.
GAMEDAY NOTES: Baltimore slugger Chris Davis suspended for 25 games after testing positive for amphetamines, including the post-season and into the start of 2015.
“I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans,” Davis said. “I made a mistake by taking Adderall. I had permission to use it in the past, but do not have a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) this year. I accept my punishment and will begin serving my suspension immediately.”
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