The Yankees lead the series 2-0 after winning 8-4 on Tuesday, their fifth head-to-head victory in eight games this season. Starter Clarke Schmidt went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out seven, to get the win.
Gleyber Torres went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double in the win. He scored three runs and had two RBIs. Jose Trevino added a solo home run. Aaron Hicks was 1 for 3 with a solo home run for the Orioles. Adam Frazier added a home run and two RBIs.
ON THE MOUND
Dean Kremer (8-4, 5.04 ERA) is set to start for Baltimore. The right-hander is tied for fourth in the AL in wins. Kremer allowed seven runs over three innings in his last start, an 8-1 road defeat against the Twins on Friday.
He took the loss, scattering seven hits while striking out five and walking two. Kremer has made one previous start against the Yankees this season, a 7-6 home victory on April 7. He surrendered four runs on five hits over five innings, striking out four and walking three.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Baltimore has averaged only 2.0 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.7, while performing worse across the board (.198/.249/.290).
New York is averaging 5.0 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.5 for the season. The Yanks have a .704 OPS against righties in 2023. With a .429 OBP over 230 at-bats, Aaron Judge has their highest on-base percentage against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Baltimore is on a three-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 23-17 in 2023. The O’s have scored 5.2 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.8 runs. New York has won four in a row at Yankee Stadium.
The Yanks are 27-19 at home this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 3.8. New York is 6-4 in the last 10 games at Yankee Stadium between the AL East rivals with an average scoreline of 4.6-3.5.
The Orioles are second in the AL East, six games behind the division-leading Rays. The Yankees are third in the AL East, nine games behind the Rays.
SportsTips’ MLB Pick:
Baltimore Orioles (-125)
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