(AP) -- Although they are among the best teams in the majors and own a very healthy lead in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles haven't had much luck completing sweeps.
Their next opportunity comes Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.
Baltimore has built a season-high 8 1/2-game lead in the division - also the largest in both leagues - by playing consistent baseball and picking up the pace the last two months. The Orioles are a major league-best 30-13 since June 30, a stretch that started with their most recent sweep - four straight wins against Texas. Their only other sweep of at least three games this season came May 6-8 at Tampa Bay.