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Orioles will try again to stop Torres, Yankees

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New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

  1. The Yankees won two out of three against the Rays over the weekend, and now lead the AL East by half a game. The Rays have led the AL East for 49 days this season, while the Yankees have led the division for just four days (includes days tied for first).
  2. Since April 26, the Orioles have the worst record in the majors at 5-15. Through 46 games this season, Baltimore has an MLB-worst -95 run differential -- since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954, they have only had a worse mark through 46 games once (-118 in 1988).
  3. New York has won eight consecutive road games against Baltimore -- the last time the Yankees had a longer road win streak against the Orioles franchise was a 10-game streak in 1941, when the team was known as the St. Louis Browns.
  4. Trey Mancini leads the O's in batting average (.304), home runs (10), runs (31) and hits (52). The only other players this season to lead their respective team in all four categories are Cody Bellinger (LAD), Freddie Freeman (Atl) and Carlos Santana (Cle).
  5. Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres have both hit six home runs against the Orioles this season, tied for second most by any player against any team this season (Christian Yelich -- 8 HR vs. StL). In 19 career games against Baltimore, Torres has a .386/.457/.843 slash line with nine home runs and 19 RBI.
  6. Andrew Cashner is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts at home this season -- the rest of the Orioles starting pitching staff has combined to go 4-14 with a 6.08 ERA at Camden Yards in 2019. J.A. Happ has a 5.93 ERA in three starts against Baltimore this season -- in his six other starts, Happ has a 3.86 ERA.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/20/2019 thru 5/23/2019
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Baltimore Orioles have not been able to figure out a way to deal with New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.

Torres homered twice Monday in New York's 10-7 victory over the host Orioles, and while a three-run shot in the ninth from catcher Gary Sanchez snapped a tie and gave New York the win, the infielder just keeps crushing the young Orioles pitching staff.

Baltimore will need to figure out something to do against Torres when the teams meet again on Tuesday night.

In the first game of this four-game series, Torres hit his ninth and 10th homers of the season. Eight of those long balls have come against the Orioles.

"We just have to do a better job of pitching to him," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.

Overall, Torres has posted 11 homers and 21 RBI in 20 career games versus Baltimore. He's had three multi-homer games this season and yes, they've all come against the Orioles.

Torres hit three homers in last week's doubleheader sweep of the Orioles in New York, but he seemed to shrug that off afterward.

"I'm still a contact hitter," Torres said with a laugh.

The Baltimore pitching staff now has allowed a major-league-high 97 homers in just 47 games. Torres and the Yankees still have a powerful lineup despite their injury problems, although New York did get some good news in that area Monday.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius (Tommy John surgery) played five innings and went 2-for-4 with a walk in extended spring training Monday. Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 with a homer Monday in the first game of his rehab assignment with high Class-A Tampa.

Manager Aaron Boone told the media that Gregorius is moving along in his rehab, and various reports have him getting back to the Yankees soon.

"A couple more days down there and then, hopefully, get transferred over (to Tampa)," Boone said. "But a big step, obviously in the return for Didi."

Meanwhile, Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar had surgery on his partially torn right labrum. He's expected to miss the rest of 2019 but be ready for spring training.

The Orioles shifted Nate Karns, who is out due to a right forearm strain, to the 60-day injured list. They optioned right-hander Yefry Ramirez and selected the contract of right-hander Josh Lucas from Triple-A Norfolk for the second time this year.

Baltimore's pitching staff is in big need of help. In Monday's loss, the Orioles got a strong effort from starter Andrew Cashner, who has been consistent throughout the season.

He gave up three runs in six innings and left with a 6-3 lead. However, the bullpen could not hold it and gave up seven runs in three innings.

Closer Mychal Givens allowed two homers, one to Torres and the deciding three-run shot to Sanchez in the ninth and blew the save opportunity.

Hyde also talked about how the Orioles simply need to make better fundamental plays. In Monday's game there were throws to the wrong base, throws that missed the cutoff man, a missed catch on a popup, helping the Yankees rally.

"What you hope for us is that they learn from the mistakes," Hyde said.

Domingo German (8-1, 2.50 ERA) starts for the Yankees against Baltimore's David Hess (1-5, 5.58). German has won his past five starts, including beating the Orioles in his last time out, in the second game of the doubleheader in New York last Wednesday.

German is 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA in his career against the Orioles in four games. He is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts vs. Baltimore this season.

Hess has struggled since his first start. He has allowed 14 homers in just 40 1/3 innings this season -- including four in six innings during his last start, which came against New York, also during that doubleheader.

Hess is 0-2 with a 5.54 ERA this season versus the Yankees in three games, including two starts. Hess made one other start against the Yankees last season as a rookie. He wasn't involved in the decision, and his career ERA against New York is 5.00.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 21, 2019

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