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Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland Attendance: 16,457
Yankees on roll heading into series with Orioles
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
- The Yankees won two out of three against the Rays over the weekend, and now lead the AL East by half a game. The Rays have led the AL East for 49 days this season, while the Yankees have led the division for just four days (includes days tied for first).
- Since April 26, the Orioles have the worst record in the majors at 5-15. Through 46 games this season, Baltimore has an MLB-worst -95 run differential -- since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954, they have only had a worse mark through 46 games once (-118 in 1988).
- New York has won eight consecutive road games against Baltimore -- the last time the Yankees had a longer road win streak against the Orioles franchise was a 10-game streak in 1941, when the team was known as the St. Louis Browns.
- Trey Mancini leads the O's in batting average (.304), home runs (10), runs (31) and hits (52). The only other players this season to lead their respective team in all four categories are Cody Bellinger (LAD), Freddie Freeman (Atl) and Carlos Santana (Cle).
- Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres have both hit six home runs against the Orioles this season, tied for second most by any player against any team this season (Christian Yelich -- 8 HR vs. StL). In 19 career games against Baltimore, Torres has a .386/.457/.843 slash line with nine home runs and 19 RBI.
- Andrew Cashner is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts at home this season -- the rest of the Orioles starting pitching staff has combined to go 4-14 with a 6.08 ERA at Camden Yards in 2019. J.A. Happ has a 5.93 ERA in three starts against Baltimore this season -- in his six other starts, Happ has a 3.86 ERA.
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The New York Yankees are headed to Baltimore after a big win on Sunday over the Tampa Bay Rays, thanks mostly to a seven-run sixth inning. New York will play a series against the Orioles for the second time in as many weeks, with Monday night the first of a four-game set.
Baltimore and the Yankees were supposed to play a three-game series in New York last Monday through Wednesday but the first two games were rained out. So they played a doubleheader on May 15, which the Yankees swept. The other game is going to be made up on Aug. 12.
The Yankees have been on a roll lately and Sunday's 13-5 victory over the Rays completed their second series win over Tampa Bay in the last two weekends. New York took two out of three last weekend in Florida and did it this weekend in New York.
The big hit in the seven-run inning came when pinch hitter Thairo Estrada, batting for Gio Urshela, lined a three-run double for an 11-5 lead. Urshela had been hit in the groin when fouling off a pitch earlier, and manager Aaron Boone told the media he was having some trouble running.
But people just keep stepping up for the Yankees when players go down, something that's happened a lot in this injury-filled season.
Aaron Hicks hit his first homer of the season and loved what he saw from his team.
"It just proves the fight that our team has," Hicks told MLB.com. "We really are doing 'next man up,' and guys are performing and doing what they need to do to help this team win."
For New York, J.A. Happ will start Monday. He's 3-3 with a 4.44 ERA overall in 2019 but has given up nine runs in 13 2/3 innings in three starts this season versus Baltimore and is 1-1 versus the Orioles this year.
In his career, Happ is 8-7 with a 3.29 record in 23 games, 22 of which were starts.
Andrew Cashner starts for the Orioles and has a 4-2 record along with a 4.10 ERA. This will be his third start versus New York this season. Last week, he gave up two runs on four hits and took the loss in one of the doubleheader games.
For his career, Cashner is 2-5 with a 3.90 ERA in nine game against the Yankees, all starts.
Baltimore is coming off a road trip where it dropped four of five games. The Orioles lost that New York doubleheader and then Cleveland took two of three from them, capped by a 10-0 rout on Sunday afternoon.
The Orioles struck out 15 times and got just five hits as Cleveland starter Shane Bieber went the distance. Baltimore got just one hit the day before -- a Trey Mancini homer -- so the Orioles finished the final two games with just one run.
"This game was lopsided from early on," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde told The Baltimore Sun. "I thought we were in yesterday (a 4-1 loss). We won the day before, swung the bat good the first day. Today, we just got beat."
Starter Yefry Ramirez lasted just 3 1/3 innings and was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk after the game.
--Field Level Media
Updated May 20, 2019