The Baltimore Orioles clinched the AL East championship with Thursday night’s 2-0 win over the Red Sox at Camden Yards. The O’s became the No. 1 seed in the American League playoffs and will have home-field advantage until the World Series. Two years ago, the Orioles lost 110 games.

Orioles fans at Camden Yards had more than than a win to celebrate. The team announced after the third inning that it had reached an agreement with the state keeping the Orioles in Baltimore for at least the next 30 years. The lease was set to expire at the end of the 2023 season.

The Baltimore Orioles douse each other with champagne and beer in the locker room after clinching the AL East division on Thursday, September 28, 2023. The beat the Boston Red Sox, 2-0, to secure control of the division.
The Orioles douse each other with champagne and beer in the clubhouse after their 100th victory of the season. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Banner)
Catcher Adley Rutschman and outfielder Cedric Mullins smoke celebratory cigars. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Banner)
Chairman and CEO John Angelos joins the celebration after coming to the lease agreement earlier. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Banner)
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Grayson Rodriguez douses Adley Rutschman with beer and champagne in the locker room after clinching the AL East division on Thursday, September 28, 2023. The beat the Boston Red Sox, 2-0, to secure control of the division.
Pitcher Grayson Rodriguez douses Rutschman with beer and champagne. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Banner)

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