Orioles (57-83) at New York (91-51)
The Orioles ended a ten-game losing streak vs. the Yankees, but it surely was not easy. They overcame two rain delays and an early 4-1 deficit to post a 10-4 win in a game that ended just before 1:30 am on Saturday morning.
Now, a few hours later, the O’s and Yankees play game two of this series at 1:05 p.m. as Brian Matusz (4-2, 5.26) pitches vs. the Yankees A.J. Burnett (11-8, 4.19).
Chris Tillman picked up his second win and Brian Roberts had three RBI in Friday’s win, which snapped New York’s four-game win streak and their seven-game home win streak.
The O’s had also lost ten in a row at New York dating to July 29, 2008.
The Orioles are now 1-2 on this five-game road trip and are 23-46 on the road this season. They are now 17-35 in the second half.
The Orioles are 4-12 on the season vs. the Yankees, including a mark of 1-6 at Yankee Stadium. The O’s have lost 19 of the last 23 games between the teams.
Nick Markakis had two hits in yesterday’s win and is 6 for 11 over his past three games. Chad Moeller had two hits and is 8 for 12 with 5 RBI over his last four games.
Matt Wieters had a hit, extending his batting streak to six games. He is 8 for 23 during the streak.
The loss ended New York’s four-game win streak. The Yankees have won 13 of their last 17 games and 29 of the last 38. New York is 40-14 since the All-Star break.
New York begins today leading Boston by 8 1/2 games for the AL East lead. The Yankees magic number to clinch the division title is 14.
The Yankees lead the Majors with 220 homers and have hit one in 64 of 70 home games.
New York is 27-7 in its last 34 games vs. an AL East opponent and is 39-23 on the year in division games.