Miguel Andujar will have season ending surgery on his shoulder. Probably the reason the Yanks went out and got Kendrys Morales yesterday…..to try and replace Andujar’s bat.
The Yanks (26-16) swept the Orioles in an old-fashioned, single-admission DH today, winning the first game 5-3 and the second 3-1.
Game 1: The Yanks hit 4 HR. J.A. Happ gave up a HR in the top of the first, but Gary Sanchez hit a bomb (HR #12) to tie it up in the bottom of the first. After the Orioles scored in the top of the second, Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin homered in the bottom of the second to put the Yanks up 3-2. For Maybin, his first HR as a Yankee (also first of the season).
Happ gave up another gopher ball in the fourth which tied the game. But in the bottom of the fourth, Torres hit his second HR of the game to put the Yanks up 4-3. One out later, Gio Urshela got on on a 3-base error and scored on a single by Mike Tauchman. Tauchman was up only for the day b/c DH’s allow a 26th man.
Sanchez 2 hits, solo HR
Torres 2 hits, both solo HR
Maybin solo HR
Happ (W, 3-3, 4.44) 5 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Ottavino (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.69
Kahnle (H, 6) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.08
Britton (H, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.95
Chapman (S, 10) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.30
Game 2: Torres got his 3rd HR of the day and Luke Voit drove in 2 runs as Domingo German improved to 8-1, 2.50 on the season.
With two out in the third, D.J. LeMahieu doubled and Voit, 0 for his last 22, doubled him home.
Torres’ HR (8) in the fourth made it 2-0. The Orioles cut it to 2-1 in the fifth.
German got out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh, Thairo Estrada doubled and scored on a single by Voit.
Voit 3 hits, 2 RBI
Torres solo HR
German (W, 8-1, 2.50) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Britton (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.79
Chapman (S, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.16
With the sweep, the Yanks (26-16) are 1/2 game behind Tampa Bay in the AL East. They play the Rays this weekend in a three-game set. The Yankees are off on Thursday.