The Orioles are finishing up their current homestand by facing the Yankees for the final time in Camden Yards this season.
Game One: Orioles: 8, Yankees: 0
Dylan Bundy got the start for the Orioles and despite not going very long in the game, he was still effective. Bundy went 5 2/3 allowing no runs on two hits while striking out five but walking four.
Six of the O’s eight runs on the night came in the bottom of the second. Adam Jones got things started with an RBI single and was immediately followed by Pedro Alvarez hitting a two run home run, making it 3-0. Chris Davis would get his own two run homer which was followed by a Mark Trumbo solo shot, giving the O’s their 6-0 lead at the time.
In the bottom of the fourth, Manny Machado would join the home run parade with a two run shot for himself, giving the Orioles an 8-0 lead which they would hold onto for the rest of the game.
Game Two: Orioles: 2, Yankees: 0
Kevin Gausman would be handed the ball for the second game and pitched really well. Gausman went six innings allowing no runs on two hits while striking out eight and walking two. This was Gausman’s second consecutive start shutting out the Yankees and the third in a row which includes his start against the Nationals back in August.
The only offense on the night for the O’s came from a Chris Davis RBI single in the fourth which scored Mark Trumbo, with the help of an error in right field by Aaron Judge, and an Adam Jones solo home run in the fifth.
Game Three: Yankees: 5, Orioles: 2
Wade Miley was not able to follow up the two performances of Bundy and Gausman all that well. Miley went five innings allowing four runs on five hits while striking out and walking four batters each. Three of those four runs he allowed came in the first inning.
There was not much going in terms of offense for the Orioles. Steve Pearce would get an RBI on a force out in the fourth inning followed by a Pedro Alvarez RBI double in the fifth but that was it. The O’s were 0-10 with runners in scoring position on the day with nine men left on base.
Overall, it is good to take two of three from a team below you in the standings, which is what the O’s will try to do now against another team below them in the standings: the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Game One: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Matt Andriese
- Game Two: Yovani Gallardo vs. Jake Odorizzi
- Game Three: Dylan Bundy vs. Drew Smyly
Since we are now into September and the playoff race is heating up, here is a guide of teams playing each other these next few days that will impact the Orioles.
- Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees (O’s are 3 GB of TOR in the AL East)
- Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (O’s are tied for the 2nd WC spot with DET)
- Boston Red Sox vs. San Diego Padres (O’s are 2 GB of BOS for the 1st WC spot and 2nd in the East)