On September 30, 2012 — After beating Boston earlier in the day, the Orioles secure a postseason berth when Texas beats the Angels in the second game of a twin bill. Baltimore, whose last playoff appearance occurred in 1997, clinches, at very least, one of the two American League wild-card spots.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 30
National Pastime September 29
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
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