The Orioles clinched home field in the division series last night

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I didn’t realize this until someone pointed it out to me a few minutes ago, but with the Tigers’ loss, the Orioles clinched home field advantage in their American League Division Series.

They still have an outside chance of catching the Angels for home field in theoretical ALCS — and would be at home in the ALCS if the Angels don’t make it that far regardless — but now the worst case scenario is one road playoff series. The American League has home field advantage in the World Series, remember, because THIS TIME IT COUNTS.