Adley Rutschman is batting second again tonight as the Orioles try to win their first game after the All-Star break.
Rutschman is catching, which puts him on the bench or makes him the designated hitter Sunday afternoon.
Manager Brandon Hyde posted the same lineup as last night.
Jordan Lyles is working on an extra day of rest following the All-Star break. This is his fifth start against New York in 2022, posting a 4.56 ERA in 23 2/3 innings.
The last two starts have been quality by definition, with two earned runs in seven innings and three in 6 2/3. He struck out a combined 16 batters.
Fifty-five of the Orioles’ games have been decided by two runs or fewer, most in the majors.
The Orioles have struck out 26 batters in the last two games, the most in that span since May 31-June 1, 2021.
Cedric Mullins leads the team with 27 multi-hit games.
The Yankees are starting Gerrit Cole, who’s 9-2 with a 3.02 ERA and 0.979 WHIP in 19 starts. He’s struck out 147 batters in 113 1/3 innings.
Cole has faced the Orioles twice this season and allowed seven runs in 15 innings, and he owns a career 2.11 ERA and 0.838 WHIP against them in nine outings.
Rougned Odor is 2-for-23 with nine strikeouts against Cole. Anthony Santander is 2-for-14.
Austin Hays is 4-for-10 with two doubles, Robinson Chirinos is 3-for-10 with two doubles and a home run, and Ramón Urías is 3-for-8 with a double and home run.
Aaron Judge homered twice last night and has hit eight this season in 13 games against the Orioles, and 34 in 82 career games to go with 75 RBIs. Eighteen of his homers have been hit in 42 games in Baltimore.
Judge is 2-for-11 with two home runs versus Lyles.
Giancarlo Stanton is 7-for-18 with two doubles and a home run. Josh Donaldson is 7-for-13 with a double and triple.
The Yankees lost reliever Michael King for the season with a fractured right elbow. King walked off the mound last night in the eighth inning, and his right arm was in a sling outside of the team’s clubhouse following a 7-6 win.
King was a formidable weapon in the bullpen, posting a 2.29 ERA and 1.000 WHIP in 34 appearances and averaging 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Adley Rutschman C
Trey Mancini DH
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Austin Hays LF
Rougned Odor 2B
Ramón Urías 3B
Jorge Mateo SS
Jordan Lyles RHP
The Orioles have signed their first two draft picks – Outfielder Dylan Beavers, No. 33 overall from the University of California, and outfielder Jud Fabian, No. 67 overall from the University of Florida.