How Many Games Back Are the Orioles in the Wild Card?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you a Baltimore Orioles fan? Do you want to know how many games back are the Orioles in the Wild Card race?

Well, you have come to the right place! In this article, we will discuss the current standings of the Wild Card race and how far behind or ahead the Orioles are.

Current Standings

The Wild Card race is a competition between teams that did not win their respective divisions but still have a chance to make it to the playoffs as a Wild Card team. Currently, there are two Wild Card spots available in each league (American and National).

American League

In the American League, there are five teams competing for two Wild Card spots. As of writing this article, the current standings are as follows:

  • New York Yankees
  • Boston Red Sox (1 game back)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (4 games back)
  • Seattle Mariners (4 games back)
  • Baltimore Orioles (5 games back)

Orioles’ Chances

The Orioles are currently five games back from the second Wild Card spot. While this may seem like a significant gap, it is not impossible for them to catch up. However, they will need to go on a winning streak while hoping that other teams ahead of them start losing more often.

It’s important to note that the standings can change frequently as each team plays almost every day.


In conclusion, with only a few weeks left in the regular season, every game is crucial for teams trying to secure a playoff spot. While it may seem like an uphill battle for the Orioles at this point, anything can happen in baseball. Keep supporting your team and hope for some good luck!

Disclaimer: The standings mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of writing and may have changed since then. Please refer to the official MLB website for updated standings.