"What has happened so far" also includes everything we know about the team, the players, and their opponents for the last 5, 10, 15 years. The last week's game results are a tiny fraction of our body of knowledge.
Tangent... sometime in the 1880s the NL tried a scheme where players at different positions wore different brightly colored/striped/etc uniforms. It didn't last long before they realized that the guy standing near second base was probably the second baseman no matter what shirt he was wearing.
As the Baltimore Orioles entered the day on August 1st, they had a record of 64-39. The Birds were in first place in the AL East, 6.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers. They were 0.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins (62-36) for the AL's best record.
During the month of July the Orioles had a 17-11 record.