The Yankees beat the Orioles, 3-1, to sweep today's doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Six Takeaways from Wednesday's game...
1 ) Domingo German held the Orioles to one run in seven innings of work, his longest outing of the season. German scattered six hits, walked one batter and struck out eight. He is now 8-1 (MLB-best eight wins) with a 2.50 ERA, as he continues to be the best starter in the Yankees rotation.
2 ) Luke Voit ended a 0-for-22 skid with an RBI double in the third inning. He finished 3-for-4 in the game, including another RBI, boosting his season average to .242. Voit's production at the top or the middle of the lineup is incredibly important for the Yankees with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton languishing on the Injured List.
3 ) Gleyber Torres smacked a home run in the fourth inning, his third home run for the day after hitting two in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Torres has demolished Orioles pitching this season, pounding six home runs overall.
4 ) Aaron Hicks returned to the lineup after missing the team's first 41 games of the season, going 0-for-4. Getting Hicks back in the lineup will be key for the Yankees, who now have two capable hitters for the top of the order (the other being DJ LeMahieu). Hicks also improves the Yankees' outfield defense taking over center field duties.
5 ) Zack Britton made his sixth straight scoreless appearance (6 1/3 innings), striking out two batters while allowing a hit. Britton, who also pitched in Game 1 of the doubleheader, lowered his ERA to 2.79. His sinker has been amazing, and he has not allowed a walk and just four hits with eight strikeouts in the six-game stretch.
6 ) The Yankees announced Miguel Andujar will undergo season-ending surgery on his torn right labrum. This is an unfortunate circumstance for the Yankees, but the right call for Andujar. It was evident that he was still affected by the tear after he returned from his rehab assignment. The Yanks are lucky to have LeMahieu and Gio Urshela to turn to at the hot corner going forward.
With this series over, the Yankees take on the Rays for another three-game set this weekend. CC Sabathia will get the ball on Friday night in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.