BALTIMORE — Jose Trevino gave the New York Yankees one of many few issues they’ve been missing currently — some energy from the catcher place.
Trevino turned the primary New York catcher with a house run this 12 months when he hit a three-run drive within the fourth to carry the surging Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday night time.
Luis Severino allowed one hit in six innings for New York.
The Yankees traded power-hitting catcher Gary Sánchez to Minnesota within the offseason, and each Trevino and Kyle Higashioka have improved the protection however are slugging underneath .300. Trevino had a pair hits Monday, although, together with his massive dwelling run.
“That was awesome. It was a big spot for us right there,” teammate Josh Donaldson stated. “He’s been having some good at-bats. Obviously, he does a great job behind the plate and he did that again today.”
Donaldson — who came visiting within the commerce for Sánchez — and Anthony Rizzo added back-to-back solo homers within the ninth for the Yankees, who received for the nineteenth time in 22 video games. New York (26-9) is off to top-of-the-line 35-game begins in franchise historical past. Only the 1939 and 1928 groups, at 28-7, had been higher at this level.
Anthony Santander homered twice for Baltimore’s solely runs, however the Orioles managed just one different hit.
Kyle Bradish (1-2) allowed 4 runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings in his fourth profession begin. He walked three and struck out six.
“Maybe he was overamped early,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde stated. “I didn’t think his command was as good as it had been.”
The Yankees left the bases loaded within the first, then Baltimore squandered an opportunity to take the lead after Joey Gallo misplayed Cedric Mullins’ flyball in left discipline for a three-base error. After a stroll to Trey Mancini, the Orioles had males on first and third with no one out, however Mancini was doubled off first when second baseman Gleyber Torres made a diving catch on Santander’s delicate liner.
“Play of the game early,” supervisor Aaron Boone stated. “I just saw the ball getting blooped into what I thought was over Rizzo’s head into right field on the 18th pitch of the inning with no outs, and I’m going, ‘Oh, no.’ Out of nowhere, Gleyber comes in and turns it into a double play.”
New York took a 1-0 lead within the third on Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI double. With two on within the fourth, Trevino’s fly to proper hit the pole.
Donaldson had three hits and a stroll to increase his on-base streak to 22 video games.
New York’s beginning pitchers have allowed three runs or fewer in 33 of 35 begins this season.
Santander homered from the left aspect of the plate off Severino (3-0) within the fourth, then from the fitting aspect off Aroldis Chapman within the ninth.
Rizzo, Stanton and Aaron Judge — who had the night time off — are the primary trio of Yankees hitters to achieve double digits in dwelling runs by the crew’s thirty fifth recreation. New York hit back-to-back homers for the fourth time, all involving Rizzo.
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The Yankees prolonged their benefit atop the AL East to five 1/2 video games over Tampa Bay. That matches the crosstown Mets for baseball’s largest division lead.
NOT A BIG FAN
Boone stated the brand new wall in left discipline at Camden Yards — which is larger and farther again — takes away a minimum of among the ballpark’s appeal. The earlier wall put followers a bit nearer to the motion.
“I don’t think it’s any secret or in my opinion that it’s one of the most beautiful parks in the league, and it still is,” Boone stated. “To me, that makes it a little less.”
Orioles: OF Austin Hays (hand) missed a fourth straight recreation. SS Jorge Mateo (left shoulder, chest) was out as properly.
Jameson Taillon (3-1) takes the mound for New York on Tuesday night time in opposition to Spenser Watkins (0-1) of the Orioles. Both pitchers will likely be on 5 days’ relaxation.
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