Baltimore Orioles defeat Cleveland Indians, 13-4

With another difficult August coming to a close for the Orioles, and a daunting September schedule looming, there is a pertinent question that keeps popping up for the franchise as it winds down what will almost certainly be its 12th straight losing season: Just how much do these games really matter?

They certainly matter to pitcher Jason Berken, a 25-year-old right-hander with a surplus of heart but not talent. Berken knows every time he takes the mound during these fi...