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One game back of the Yankees for the AL East, one game ahead of the Athletics for the first Wild Card, and 86 wins on the year. Not a bad place to be! Don't forget, today's game is at 1:10 p.m., with the very compelling matchup of Randy Wolf against Aaron Cook.

School of Roch: Johnson downplays the saves record
"It means we're winning games, that we're having a good season, so that's pretty much all it means right now,"

Baltimore Orioles Starters: Who starts in a one-game playoff?
I think this is an interesting question, but it annoys me that this guy doesn't feel the need to try and answer it.

In the Orioles' own words: What's made closer Jim Johnson so good? -
Buck, Wieters, MiGo, and JJ himself talk about his success this season.

Are the Orioles good, or just lucky? - SportsNation - ESPN
Why can't they be both?

How to Build a Winner: The 2012 Baltimore Orioles | Dempsey's Army
A cool graphic that shows where every play on the team came from.