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“It was good that we were able to turn the page [Sun­day]. The start­ing pitch­ing did a great job the last few days and that kind of set the tone for ev­ery­thing,” said Brit­ton, who was also at the back­end of the bullpen dur­ing the team’s jour­ney to the ALCS two years ago. “It was big. We have the off day [Mon­day], but you’ve got to turn the page on this, too, and we have a tougher matchup in Toronto. That’s where our fo­cus is go­ing to be the next few days.

“It’s al­ways a bat­tle when we go up there and it’s prob- ably not go­ing to be any dif­fer­ent,” Brit­ton added. “It’s good to at least get the sweep here.”

Bal­ti­more left fielder Hyun Soo Kim, whose two-run home run in the sec­ond in­ning proved to be the dif­fer­ence Sun­day, is par­tic­i­pat­ing in his first ever play­off chase in the ma­jor leagues. He signed with the Ori­oles in the off­sea­son af­ter play­ing 10 sea­sons in Korea.

“It’s a great feel­ing a week be­fore the sea­son is over that we’re still in it,” Kim said through an in­ter­preter, “but it’s im­por­tant that we’re in [the play­offs] af­ter the week.”

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