With the RLCS Grand Finals now only five days away, teams are fully preparing for the chance at Rocket League glory to end the year. With the lions share of the prize pool and the World Champion title on the line, the best teams in the world will duke it out. Whether its the favorites FlipSid3 or the surging two seeds, the biggest tournament of the year will see a high-flying end to a year of Rocket League esports. Heres a look at Europes number two seed, Northern Gaming.Northern Gaming have a stereotype built around them: They like tossing the ball off the backboard until they get easy shots.Although the stats are lacking, its still accepted as a major key to their playstyle. Their shooting percentage reflects this high-pressure style, scoring almost 33 percent of all shots taken (the next closest is 29 percent). They also score an astounding 2.48 goals per game, putting them comfortably at the top in Europe.Northern are no slouches defensively either, conceding the fewest goals in Europe. If you never let the other team have the ball, how can they score? Allowing only 6.11 shots against per game puts them almost two shots per game better than any other team in Europe. Northern might not do well when forced into their own goal, with the second lowest save percentage in Europe, but they will have to transfer that offensive pressure to the big stage. When they come up against teams that can break their high pressure, they are very vulnerable, especially to the likes of FlipSid3 Tactics.One possible worry for Northern will be coming up against teams from North America such as NRG and Genesis, teams that tend to shoot from range. Done well and that means they can catch out the high pressure from Northern. If FlipSid3 Tactics run into Northern, expect one of the best games of the tournament, both stylistically and skill-wise. Whether this is a winners final or a grand final, or both, Northern vs FlipSid3 is the premier matchup of RLCS Grand FinalsNortherns final hurdle separating them from Rocket League Championship Series glory will be their big game performances. Northern stomp games they win -- by big, embarrassing margins -- and they keep the games they lose very close. The problem is they lose games to the big teams and thats worrying in a tournament with only the best involved. If Northern can get over that hurdle and win the big games by one goal instead of losing by one, theyll quickly become one of the favorites to win RLCS. Whether or not they can overcome their big game demons, Northerns high-pressure style will be one of the most exciting to watch at the Grand Finals. Jacob Bruun Larsen Jersey . 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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics middle reliever Liam Hendriks pumped his fist and did a little spin as he came off the mound after striking out Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo to end the seventh inning.Ryan Madson wasnt as demonstrative but was equally pumped up after getting Chris Davis to strike out looking to end the game with the tying run on first base.Manager Bob Melvins ballclub might have the third-worst record in the AL but they clearly are still having a good time.Jake Smolinski singled and scored the deciding run in the third inning, rookie Zach Neal earned his first career win as a starter and Oakland held on to beat Baltimore 2-1 on Tuesday night.Youre going to go through waves and were on a good wave right now, Madson said. Everybodys feeding off each other, and its fun when everybodys doing that.Danny Valencia and Khris Davis drove in a run apiece as the As won consecutive games for the first time since July 26-27 to keep Wade Miley winless in an Orioles uniform.Smolinksi finished with two hits and two walks while Marcus Semien singled and scored as Oakland won its second straight one-run game from AL East-leading Baltimore.The Orioles remain percentage points ahead of Toronto, which lost earlier Tuesday night.Like they did in the series opener, the As got strong starting pitching, solid relief and just enough hitting.Neal (2-1) allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings and retired 16 of the 18 batters he faced to win his second career start and first since May 25. He gave up Adam Jones home run in the fourth and a double to Jonathan Schoop leading off the sixth.Boy that was impressive, Melvin said. For a guy thats thrown 39, 40 pitches tops for us in relief here recently, to give us 75, 80 is what I was looking for from him and he was terrific.Neals only other win in the majors came in relief against San Francisco on June 28.Its not like he struck us out, Jones said. He just kept getting ground balls and balls right at people. Tough luck. Same thing as last night.Hendriks retired five batters and punctuaated his night by striking out Trumbo.dddddddddddd John Axford pitched the eighth and Madson worked the ninth for his 24th save to complete the three-hitter.Jones singled leading off the ninth but Hyun-Soon Kim hit into a 1-6-3 double play. Madson walked Manny Machado before Chris Davis struck out looking.Its a lot of fun to be a part of, Madson said after the As bullpen combined for 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Thats what its all about for us in the bullpen.The As did all of their scoring in the third off Miley. Valencia doubled in Semien, and Smolinksi singled and scored on Davis sacrifice fly.Miley (7-10) pitched well but remained winless since arriving from Seattle a day before the trade deadline. The lefty allowed two runs over six-plus innings and struck out two.NEAR PERFECT PROSPECTJharel Cotton, one of three prospects acquired when the As traded Josh Reddick and Rich Hill to the Los Angeles Dodgers, came within one out of a perfect game while pitching for Triple-A Nashville against Round Rock on Tuesday night. Cotton retired the first 26 batters he faced before Greg Bernier tripled on a 2-1 pitch. The right-hander finished with a one-hit shutout and 12 strikeouts. Impressive outing, Melvin said. When you make a trade like that we certainly like to see our guys do well when they get here.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: T.J. McFarland had his scheduled rehab start in the Gulf Coast League rained out Tuesday. McFarland, on the DL because of inflammation in his left knee, will pitch on Wednesday instead and the team will decide where he goes after that.UP NEXTOrioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo (4-3) pitches the third game of the series Wednesday and is seeking to win consecutive starts for the first time this season.Athletics: Ross Detwiler (0-0) will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to make his debut with Oakland. The lefty was obtained in a trade from Cleveland two weeks before the trade deadline. ' ' '