Union-Endicott grad Jim Johnson is playing a key role in the Baltimore Orioles playoff run.  The O's have moved into a tie for first-place with the New York Yankees in the American League East heading into their game in Toronto tonight.  The stage is set for a huge four-game series against the Yankees in Baltimore beginning Thursday night.  Johnson has emerged as one of baseball's top relief pitchers.  With a record of 1 - 1 and an ERA of 2.88 Johnson has been a big plus in Baltimore's 24 - 7 slate in one run games this season.  The Orioles have been red-hot winning 21 of their last 29 games.