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Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland  Attendance: 17,201

Homer-happy Yankees reload to face Orioles again

According to STATS
According to STATS

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

  1. The Yankees have won nine straight against the Orioles, the second-longest active winning streak between any divisional opponents (Indians, 11 vs. Tigers). The Yankees have 36 home runs against the Orioles in 2019 -- the only team with more against any opponent is the Mariners (37 vs. Angels).
  2. The Orioles split a four-game set with the Blue Jays to begin August, dropping the first two before winning their last two. The Orioles began their season going 10-25 against the AL East, but have since gone 8-7 against divisional opponents.
  3. The Yankees completed a four-game sweep over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, outscoring the Sox 26-12 in the series. However, in their last series away from home, the Yankees dropped three of four to the Sox and were outscored 44-22 at Fenway. New York is 7-0 in Baltimore this season.
  4. Gio Urshela's 11-game hitting streak is tied with Miguel Rojas for the longest active streak in MLB. Over this span (since July 22), he leads the team in hits (18) and doubles (eight), and trails only Gleyber Torres in both home runs (Urshela, three; Torres, four) and runs (Urshela, nine; Torres, 11).
  5. Trey Mancini homered twice in the last series, and since the All-Star break his nine home runs trail only Nelson Cruz (14) for most in MLB. Nine of his 21 hits since the break are home runs (42.9 percent) -- prior to the break, 17 of his 95 hits were home runs (17.9 percent).
  6. Aaron Judge homered in his last game after going 14 consecutive games without a home run. In his career, he's only had one longer streak of games without homering (15 in August-September 2017).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/5/2019 thru 8/7/2019
(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The New York Yankees have already hit 32 homers at Oriole Park this season. They will go for a few more when they take on Baltimore in the second game of this three-game series on Tuesday.

According to MLB.com, those 32 home runs are the most hit by one team at one opposing ballpark in one season in baseball history.

The Yankees score runs, and often do it with power. They were coming off a four-game sweep of Boston in which they scored seven runs in the series finale.

"First-place, second-place, third-place team, we're going to go out there and take care of business," Aaron Judge told MLB.com about his team's philosophy.

They did it again Monday night by banging out five homers -- two from Mike Tauchman plus the tie-breaker from Mike Ford in the eighth. Tauchman added his second of the game later in that inning as the Yankees won 9-6.

Even more impressive was that the five homers and all nine RBIs came from the bottom part of the order -- batters five through nine.

The injury-riddled Yankees could be getting Gary Sanchez back this weekend, manager Aaron Boone told MLB.com before Monday's game. Sanchez has been sidelined since July 23 with a left groin strain and will be in two rehab games this week and then possibly play over the weekend against the Blue Jays.

New York got another scare Sunday when Gleyber Torres appeared to suffer some type of core injury. He was checked out at a hospital in New York, according to MLB.com, and was in the lineup Monday, going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter.

The Yankees still have 16 players on the injured list.

New York will send Jonathan Holder (5-2, 6.28 ERA) to the mound for Tuesday's game in what could as an opener. Holder's 33 appearances have all been in relief this season.

Holder is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 21 career relief appearances versus Baltimore.

The Orioles are going to start Asher Wojciechowski (2-4, 4.15), who has no record or ERA in one game against the Yankees. While with Cincinnati in July 2017, Wojciechowski pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and two strikeouts at Yankee Stadium.

Wojciechowski turned in two spectacular starts for Baltimore this season before giving up four runs in 4 2/3 innings in an Aug. 1 loss versus Toronto. But the right-hander was battling some hip soreness, something he said has been a problem in the past, and Wojciechowski did not anticipate missing a start.

The Orioles have been hitting the ball much better lately, and they used a cycle from Jonathan Villar and a five-run sixth inning to make Monday's game interesting.

Villar became the first Oriole since Felix Pie to hit for the cycle. That happened, according to MLB.com, on Aug. 14, 2009.

Villar finished the job with a single in the ninth as Baltimore was trying to rally against closer Aroldis Chapman.

Baltimore fell behind 6-1 but tied with that five-run outburst. Two of the runs came on Villar's homer.

"I love the fight in our guys," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. "I thought we played our hearts out. (The Yankees) are really deep, and they have a ton of depth."

The Orioles made two moves Tuesday. They brought up relief pitcher Tayler Scott from Triple-A Norfolk before the game and sent back right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis to Norfolk effective Tuesday.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 6, 2019

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