BALTIMORE — The Red Sox end their season with three games against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Six of the final 11 games are scheduled to be against Baltimore.
If the Red Sox are going to emerge as a playoff team from a division thickly settled with contenders, winning a few games against the Orioles would seem like a necessity.
That made Sunday’s 6-3 victory by the Orioles the continuation of a troubling trend for the Red Sox.
The Orioles took three of four games in the series and improved to 5-2 against the first-place Sox this season. Baltimore is 18-7 against the Sox over the last two seasons and 29-21 since Buck Showalter became manager in 2010. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.