On September 16, 2012 — The Orioles, with their 9-5 victory over Oakland, are assured of having their first winning season since the team finished first in the AL East in 1997. The Birds will finish the campaign with a 93-69 record for a second-place finish, but will earn a spot in the postseason as the play-in Wild Card team.

 


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Baseball Reference September 16
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