The Yankees scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back, hitting five home runs en route to a 16-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. >> Click here for a full box score
Aaron Judge, Matt Holliday, Starlin Castro, Gary Sanchez, and Didi Gregorius went deep for the Yankees on a night when the team racked up 18 hits. Holliday, Judge, and Sanchez each had three hits, with Sanchez tallying four RBI on the night.
Judge's first inning home run marked the hardest-hit homer ever recorded by Statcast.
Luis Severino allowed just one run in seven innings, striking out eight batters and limiting the Orioles to just two hits. Giovanny Gallegos and Tommy Layne eached allowed a run in relief.
I'm not sure what's more impressive, the 16 runs scored courtesy of five home runs or another dominant performance from Severino? No matter, the Yankees are cruising, getting superior production from the offense and it's starting pitcher for the last four games. The win ensures another series victory and no worse than a 4-2 homestand.
Severino is not only turning into one of the Yankees' most reliable starters, he is beginning to make a name for himself around the league. Severino's 2.75 ERA is now fifth-best in the American League and he might be inching toward a spot on the AL All-Star squad.
The offense is cruising, having scored 41 runs on 54 hits (23 extra-base hits) in the last four games. The Yanks have clubbed an astounding 13 home runs in those same games.
The Yankees might need one more offensive performance like this Sunday as the team is set to use Chad Green for his first MLB start of the season with Masahiro Tanaka's start being shifted to Monday at the Los Angeles Angels.
The Yankees will wrap up their series with the Orioles on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Kevin Gausman will start for the Orioles, while Chad Green will pitch for the Yankees.