The Yankees hit five more home runs, crushing the Orioles 14-2 to sweep the series. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Wednesday's game
1) The Yankees set a Major League record on Wednesday night. With five more home runs, the Yankees have now hit 52 home runs against the Orioles, the most home runs that one team has ever hit in a single season against a single opponent. The previous record was held by the 1956 Yankees with 48 home runs against the Kansas City A's. The Yankees have now hit 5+ home runs in three straight games.
2) Without Gleyber Torres in the lineup, Gio Urshela supplied the power from the middle infield. Urshela slammed a pair of two-run home runs, one in the fifth and one in the sixth. Urshela finished the night with three hits and three runs scored and is now hitting .319 on the season.
3) James Paxton had a second straight quality performance for the Yankees. The lefty went 6.2 innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits. Paxton struck out seven and earned his seventh victory of the season.
4) The Yankees continue to receive timely hitting from the catcher spot, even without Gary Sanchez. A night after Austin Romine's big performance at the plate, Kyle Higashioka hit a three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning, putting the Yankees up 4-0 in the fourth inning. In the top of the ninth, Higashioka added another long ball, putting the Yankees up 14-1.
5) Cameron Maybin added four more hits for the Bombers, including a home run. Maybin now has eight hits in his last four games, and has bumped his batting average up to .327.
The Yankees will head next to Toronto for a four-game series with the Blue Jays. Domingo German (14-2, 3.98 ERA) will face off with Thomas Pannone (2-4, 5.98 ERA) on Thursday at 7:07 p.m.