The Yankees defeated the Orioles 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Wednesday's game...
1) J.A. Happ pitched much better compared to his last start, allowing six hits, striking out six, and allowing just two runs over 5.0 innings. This was a bounce back performance for Happ, who gave up six earned runs during his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 9. This was his first start since July 19 that he allowed two or less runs.
2) Gleyber Torres became the first Yankee to record 17 extra-base hits vs. one opponent in a single season since Mickey Mantle had 18 extra-base hits against the Chicago White Sox in 1957. Torres set the mark with an RBI double in the sixth inning, he has a total of four doubles and 13 home runs vs. Baltimore this season.
3) It was Mike Ford's second multi-RBI game of the season, as the first baseman knocked in two runs during the bottom of the sixth inning. Ford's single came with two outs and the bases loaded, and helped the Yanks extend their lead. His last multi-RBI game was on April 23 against the Los Angeles Angels.
4) Both Renato Nunez and Jonathan Villar had two RBI's each for the Orioles, as Nunez went 4-for-4 from the plate. And speaking of perfect days from the plate, Gary Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a walk, and totaled three RBI on the day for the Yankees.
5) Aroldis Chapman has yet to allow a run in the month of August, as he got his sixth save of the month, and raising his season total to 33 saves. The closer struck out two Baltimore batters and threw 21 pitches in the ninth inning.
Here we go again. pic.twitter.com/7OWYbIlm16- New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 14, 2019
The Yankees will start a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. RHP Adam Plutko (4-3, 4.68 ERA) will start for the Indians, while the Yankees have yet to announce a starting pitcher.