The Yankees (31-17, 2.0 GA in AL East) aim for a four-game sweep when they face the Baltimore Orioles (15-34, 16.5 GB) on Thursday at 12:35 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
In 11 games as a team, the Yankees are hitting .298 with 34 home runs against the Orioles this year. They have also scored 80 runs against Baltimore. ... DJ LeMahieu has four straight multi-hit games, as he is 9-for-18 with two home runs and four RBIs in that span. ... The Yankees' plus-60 run differential ranks fifth in the majors, trailing only the Dodgers (plus-62), Cubs (plus-63), Twins (plus-81) and Astros (plus-94). ... New York has won eight straight games against Baltimore.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Jonathan Villar, 2B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Stevie Wilkerson, CF|
|Luke Voit, DH||Trey Mancini, RF|
|Kendrys Morales, 1B||Dwight Smith Jr., DH|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Renato Nunez, DH|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Rio Ruiz, 3B|
|Clint Frazier, RF||Chris Davis, 1B|
|Thairo Estrada, SS||Austin Wynns, C|
|Austin Romine, C||Richie Martin, SS|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-3, 3.09 ERA), who pitched six scoreless innings against the Rays last Saturday. ... When Tanaka faced the Orioles on Opening Day, he gave up two runs (one earned) and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. ... While Tanaka is 2-1 with a 2.52 ERA at Yankee Stadium this year, he is 1-2 with a 3.97 ERA in four road starts.
Who is starting for the Orioles?
RHP Dylan Bundy (2-5, 4.66 ERA), who has pitched at least six innings in just two of his nine starts this year. ... Bundy didn't make it past the fourth inning either time he faced the Yankees this season, allowing three runs inn 3 2/3 innings each time. ... Over his last three starts, Bundy is 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA, as he has allowed four runs (three earned) and 10 hits in 18 innings.
The Yankees begin a three-game series against Jakob Junis (3-5, 5.69 ERA) and the Kansas City Royals on Friday at 8:15 p.m.