themselves outside the playoff mix.
The latest loss ended with up-and-down slugger Chris Davis taking a called third strike with the bases loaded in a one-run game, after Seattle Mariners closer Edwin Díaz nearly giftwrapped the Orioles a win.
Afterward, the Orioles retreated to the visiting clubhouse at Safeco Field following their 7-6 loss to pack their equipment bags wondering what could have been. Their trip to Anaheim, Oakland and Seattle ended with a 4-6 record and without a series win after they dropped two of three to the Mariners on the final leg.
“I assess it that it’s over, it’s behind us, whatever happened,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “There was a chance for it to be better. I’m not going to say a chance for it to be worse. I’m not going to look at it that way. We had some opportunities and we also won some games in tough places and stayed engaged in the competition, and we’ve given ourselves a chances these last six weeks.”
Four of their six losses on this
Mark Trumbo is hit by a pitch, forcing in a run in the ninth to cut the Orioles’ deficit to 7-6. Four of the club’s six losses on their 10-game West Coast road trip were by two runs or fewer.