It's been tough being an Orioles fan the last decade.
Then in 2012, the breaks went their way.
They won one-run games and made the playoffs.
Expectations were raised.
But 2013 hasn't gone as last year did.
They are losing close games that they won in 2012.
They have now lost two straight in Boston.
Wednesday, they had a two-run lead. The Red Sox got a single through the left side of the infield - past a pair of diving infielders - to tie the game.
A bloop hit to left in the eighth brought in the winning run.
It's hard to watch - but better than knowing your team has been out of the running since June.