Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton homered and Aaron Hicks had three hits to lead the Yankees to an 8-5 win over the Orioles on Saturday night.
Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Tanaka allowed four runs in 5.1 innings, with three of those runs coming via the long ball. Adam Jones, Joey Rickard, and Manny Machado each hit solo home runs before Tanaka gave up an RBI double to Danny Valencia in the sixth for the Orioles' fourth run. He had seven strikeouts on the night and did not walk a batter.
2) Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run since May 19. He homered in the third inning off Kevin Gausman for his 12th home run of the season.
3) Jonathan Holder, Chad Green, and Dellin Betances pitched well in relief, allowing no runs in 2.2 innings before David Robertson gave up a run on two hits in the ninth.
What's the remedy for your starter allowing three homers and being charged with four runs in just 5 1/3 innings of work? Excellent run production from the lower part of the batting order and a home run from the club's struggling designated hitter.
Tanaka's issues continue to revolve around the home run ball, allowing three more tonight to push his season total to 15 in 12 starts. Tanaka allowed 35 home runs in 2017, so this is not an issue that will dissipate anytime soon. Fortunately, Tanaka is pitching for a team that is scoring runs at will and beginning to generate production from all areas of the lineup.
The Yankees No. 6-8 hitters -- Gregorius, Hicks and Andujar -- racked up seven hits, scored five runs and drove in six to lead the offensive charge. Add in Stanton's 12th homer of the year and the Yankees have to be pleased with the outcome and ensuring another series win.
Highlights from tonight's game...
Give it a little tappy. Tap tap taparoo. pic.twitter.com/AMZA72R3Zh- New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 2, 2018
The Yankees and Orioles will play the final game of their series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
RHP Domingo German (5.45 ERA/4.57 FIP, 1.327 WHIP in 34.2 innings) will get the start for the Yankees in the series finale, while RHP Alex Cobb (6.80 ERA/5.41 FIP, 1.813 WHIP in 46.1 innings) will pitch for the Orioles.