The Yankees look to sweep the Baltimore Orioles and win their eighth game in their last nine when they square off in Sunday's series finale at 8:05 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Yankees lead the majors with 210 home runs as a team. ... Yankees relievers have a 4.39 ERA in the second half, which ranks 22nd in the majors. In the first half, their bullpen posted a league-best 2.69 ERA. ... With a victory, the Yankees would move to six games behind the AL East-leading Red Sox.
|Brett Gardner, CF||Jonathan Villar, 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Craig Gentry, CF|
|Aaron Hicks, DH||Trey Mancini, DH|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Adam Jones, DH|
|Neil Walker, 2B||Chris Davis, 1B|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||Tim Beckham, SS|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Renato Nunez, 3B|
|Austin Romine, C||Jace Peterson, LF|
|Shane Robinson, LF||Caleb Joseph, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (16-6, 3.28 ERA), who is 3-4 with a 7.02 ERA over his last eight starts. ... The 24-year-old Severino has pitched at least six complete innings just once since July 7. ... He is 4-1 with a 3.33 ERA in nine career games (seven starts) against the Orioles.
Who is starting for the Orioles?
RHP Dylan Bundy (7-12, 5.31 ERA), who has allowed at least seven runs in each of his last three starts. ... When Bundy last faced the Yankees on July 11, he allowed five runs, five hits and four walks in four innings. ... Bundy is 1-5 with a 9.08 ERA in his last eight starts.
More Yankees notes
Over his last eight games, Greg Bird is in a 2-for-31 slump. ... Though he had a .278/.346/.518 batting line in the first half, Giancarlo Stanton is slashing .295/.381/.574 in 34 games since the All-Star break. ... Zach Britton has a 5.56 ERA, allowing seven runs and 12 hits in 11 1/3 innings since joining New York in late July.