What started as a “the Yankees need to get going before I turn on Netflix-game” turned into one of the most entertaining nights of the season. The Yankees scored all ten of their runs in the sixth inning or later. Gary Sanchez continued his comeback season with the go-ahead homer in the ninth. Gleyber Torres had his fifth multi-homer game of his career, making him the youngest player ever to have five multi-homer games. But most importantly, the Yankees increased their AL East lead to a full game over the Rays, who had a day off on Monday. Much like this season as a whole, it wasn’t always pretty, but the Yankees found a way to get the job done.
Tonight, the Yankees look to make it two in a row against the Orioles, and they’re in a pretty good spot to do it. Domingo German, the team’s best starter this year, will get the ball. In his most recent outing, German allowed one run in seven innings, striking out eight against the Orioles.
Conversely, the Orioles will send out one of the weaker starters in David Hess. Not to pile on a potential historically bad team, but Hess’s 14 homers surrendered ties him with three other pitchers for the league lead. His 3.1 HR/9 is by far the highest in the league for pitchers with at least 40 innings pitched this season.
Offensively, the Yankees shuffled the lineup around a bit from last night’s game. Brett Gardner and Kendrys Morales take a break, and Austin Romine and Clint Frazier get a crack at the Orioles in their place. With Romine in the lineup, Sanchez will serve as DH. Here are the full lineups:
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 ET. You can watch the game on YES, MLB Network (out-of-market only), or stream via fuboTV.