Baltimore has won seven of its last 10 games, and would have a wild-card spot if the season ended Tuesday. Buck Showalter has a history of success in his second season managing losing teams. So far, the Orioles are the fourth time he's led a team to improve by more than 10 games from his first to his second season. Key cogs include Adam Jones (24 homers, 58 RBIs) and relievers Jim Johnson (3.33 ERA, 34 saves) and Pedro Strop (1.22 ERA, 51 2/3 innings). The bullpen ERA of 3.04 ranks second in the AL.