The final stretch from Baltimore wasn’t good. The best months from June to August didn’t repeat and the team struggled. Yet, one goal was accomplished: the first .500 season (two days later, the first winning season) since 2016.
In the Bronx, New York had a mission: Home Run #62 by Aaron Judge, to break Roger Maris’ AL record that had stood since 1961. The Orioles executed an excellent plan to not be a footnote in history and that Friday night finished with a remarkable 2-1 victory and the first MLB save by D.L. Hall.