They have now scored eight or more runs in six consecutive games versus Baltimore — in the previous nine days — and also are a season-high 3-9 games on .500 (80-41).
“It has been mad,” Aaron Boone said of his team’s success versus Baltimore. “It’s not easy to do with any means. I think our guys have a excellent mindset, irrespective of that we’re playing”
Additionally they got a second solid outing from Domingo German, since the righthander has been their most dependable starter. He allowed two runs in seven innings, helping Boone rest his bullpen a day after a doubleheader — and during a stretch in that the Yankees are playing 19 games in 17 days.
The Orioles at least kept Gleyber Torres in the playground, but he still reached base twice — including a leadoff walk at the 2nd. Didi Gregorius doubled into right and Cameron Maybin delivered a two-run only to make it 3-0.
German pitched around doubles at the second and third innings before Anthony Santander opened the fourth with a homer to center to get the Orioles into 31.
The Yankees extended their lead at the fourth on a two-out, two-run double from the struggling Judge to end Means’ outing. Urshela and Sanchez added RBI singles Miguel Castro, who threw behind Sanchez during his at-bat. No warning has been issued.
German quit another solo homer in the fifth, that opportunity into Stevie Wilkerson to cut the Yankees’ lead to 7-2. Overall, German was very powerful in his 93-pitch devotion whilst the Yankees try to ascertain how better to put him down the stretch, using an unspecified innings limit .
Boone dropped, as usual, to put into specifics, but confessed German’s role can change as he means that a career-high at innings, but has emerged as a crucial region of the staff.