The breakthrough continued for Chris Tillman on Tuesday night.
A month ago, few Orioles fans knew that Nate McLouth was in the organization. Buried in Norfolk, McLouth was about to opt out of his minor league contract and look for a big league deal.
With the Rays having stared perfection in the face on Wednesday, the Orioles took over the No. 1 wild-card spot and Tampa Bay dropped into the No. 2 spot, one game behind.