The New York Yankees completed a four-game sweep of the Baltimore with a 6-5 win on Thursday afternoon.
Although the Orioles came back from a 5-1 deficit with four runs to tie it in the bottom of the 8th, Hicks regained the lead in the top of the 9th with bases loaded walk, which stayed the winning run. Zack Britton closed the game to win it for the Yankees.
The Yankees had a comeback of their own in the opening game of the series but completed their comeback to win the game. Down 6-1 going into the 6th inning, the Yankees turned it on to win the game. The Yankees scored two in the 6th, two in the 7th, one in the 8th, and four runs in the 9th to win the game 10-7. Sanchez led the comeback with four RBIs, three of which from a two-out three-run home run to give the Yankees the lead in the top of the 9th.
The second game of the series proved to be easier for the Yankees, as they had a three-run lead after the first inning and had no signs of slowing down. Gary Sanchez hit a three-run home run in the first inning, giving the Yankees the lead before there was an out recorded in the game. Clint Frazier got in on the home run party in this game, hitting a two-out two-run homer in the 3rd inning, and a two-out three-run homer in the 5th. German started, and had a decent showing with five innings, two earned runs and five strikeouts, and brought himself to league-leading nine wins. The Yankees ended winning this one with a score of 11-4.
In the third game, the Yankees opened with four runs in the second inning, coming from two two-run home runs from Thairo Estrada and DJ LeMahieu. The Yankees did not look back from this lead, adding three more runs from two Gleyber Torres solo shots and a Gary Sanchez solo homer. Aroldis Chapman closed the game in the 9th for his second save of the series, the first one being in the opening game.
Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez had themselves a series, as Torres had four home runs and five RBIs, and Sanchez had three home runs and nine RBIs.
Baltimore’s announcers have had enough of Torres since he has mashed the ball against the Orioles this season and over his career. Of five multi-homer games in his career, four of them are against the Orioles. He also has hit 12 home runs this year, and ten of them have been against the Orioles.
In this four-game sweep of the Orioles, the Yankees had 43 hits, 20 walks, 35 runs, 13 home runs, a .299 batting average, and a .382 on-base percentage. It is safe to say that the Yankees dominated Orioles pitching this series.
An overall great series from the Bronx Bombers and the Yankees look to ride this hot streak.
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