Before game moves: Yanks DFA Joe Mantiply, send down Brady Lail, release Dan Camarena from SWB. Also, they let go Dan Jennings from SWB. They signed him last month. Jennings only pitched 1 1/3 innings for SWB, giving up five runs, including 3 HR.
They bring up Jonathan Loaisiga and Adonis Rosa. Rosa would make his MLB debut later during the ballgame.
The Yanks beat Baltimore for the 15th time in a row, 8-3, to go to 80-41 on the season. They “only” hit one homer in the game, giving them 60 HR vs. the Orioles this year.
UPDATE: The last time the Yanks beat a team 15 times in a row in the same season was in 1954, against the Philadelphia Athletics—-the A’s last season in Philadelphia.
D.J. LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first by hitting the first pitch he saw for a HR (19).
In the second inning, Gleyber Torres walked, Didi Gregorius doubled him to third and Cameron Maybin singled both runners in to make it 3-0.
Domingo German, who improved to 16-2 on the season, gave up a HR in the fourth that cut the Yanks’ lead to 3-1.
The Yanks came right back with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 7-1. With one out, Austin Romine singled and Mike Tauchman walked. D.J. LeMahieu lined out for the second out, but Aaron Judge doubled in two runs. Nice to see Judge pull this one. He hasn’t been pulling the ball, probably due to complications from the oblique injury he had, but nice to see him turn on this one. 5-1. Gio Urshela singled in Judge. 6-1. Urshela moved to second on a WP and scored on a double by Gary Sanchez. 7-1. Good for Sanchez. The Yanks need to get him going. He was 11 for his last 98 before that double and his batting average dropped into the .220s. It’s still only .228.
German gave up another HR in the top of the fifth that made the score 7-2. The Yanks came back with a run of their own to make it 8-2 in the bottom of the fifth. Maybin walked, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Tauchman.
Adonis Rosa made his MLB debut and gave up a HR in the ninth. The final score was 8-3.
With the win, the Yanks maintain a 9-game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East and the magic # for clinching the division is 33.
The Yanks have an afternoon game today (Wednesday). It’s their final game against Baltimore this season. They are 16-2 vs. the Orioles.
It’s taken a long time, but finally some payback for 1966, when the Yanks finished in last place and were just 3-15 vs. the WS Champion Orioles that year. Just saying.
LeMahieu solo HR (19) .337
Judge 2 RBI
Urshela 3 hits, RBI .336 (just short of qualifying for batting title, right behind D.J.)
Sanchez 2 hits, RBI
Maybin 2 RBI
Romine 3 hits
Tauchman 2 hits, RBI
True team effort.
German (W, 16-2, 3.96) 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Rosa 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.50 Gave up 1 HR. MLB DEBUT.
Update 2: Rosa was sent back down after the game. No word yet on who is coming up.