Westburg returns to Orioles' lineup

NEW YORK - Jordan Westburg was on the field early today to perform agility drills and test his bruised left hip. He did fine and is starting at second base this afternoon in the series finale against the Yankees.

Left-hander Cole Irvin is 6-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 1.229 WHIP in 13 games (11 starts). He’s made three career appearances against New York, including two starts, and gone 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA and 1.615 WHIP in only 13 innings. He’s allowed 12 runs and 15 hits and walked six batters.

Irvin has allowed a .329 average against this month after he held opponents to a .212 average in May. Opponents are hitting .314 on his fastball this month compared to .200 in May.

DJ LeMahieu is 4-for-7 with a double. Giancarlo Stanton is 3-for-6 with a home run. Aaron Judge, who sat out last night’s game with a sore left hand, is 2-for-4 with a homer.

The Orioles haven’t lost a division series in the last 21, tying the major league record. They need a win today to maintain the streak.

The Orioles have won 11 of their last 16 games, 14 of 20, 15 of 22 and 19 of 26.

Austin Hays is in left field today and Cedric Mullins is in center. Colton Cowser goes to the bench.

Ryan O'Hearn is the designated hitter.

Ramón Urías, playing third base, is 8-for-23 (.348) during a six-game hitting streak. He’s batting .322/.383/.559 with five doubles and three home runs in his last 22 games.

O’Hearn is batting .354/.392/.563 (17-for-48) with four doubles, two homers and eight RBIs this month. He has a hit in nine of his last 10 games against the Yankees, slashing .368/.419/.605 (14-for-38).

Gunnar Henderson has a career-high 12-game hitting streak. He’s 16-for-51 (.314) with five doubles and three homers. He’s also reached base in a career-high 26 straight games.

Henderson is the first Oriole to hit at least 20 homers and steal at least 10 bases in multiple seasons prior to his 23rd birthday.

Yankees rookie right-hander Luis Gil is 9-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 0.975 WHIP in 14 starts. He’s surrendered five home runs in 80 innings and is averaging 4.4 hits, 4.4 walks and 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

His ERA is the lowest in the American League.

Gil has allowed one run or fewer in eight of his last nine starts. He pitched at Camden Yards on May 1 and shut out the Orioles on two hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Gil has faced the Orioles twice in his career and failed to allow a run over 12 1/3 innings.

The Yankees lead the Orioles by 1 ½ games in the American League East.

For the Orioles

Gunnar Henderson SS
Adley Rutschman C
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Ryan O'Hearn DH
Anthony Santander RF
Jordan Westburg 2B
Cedric Mullins CF
Austin Hays LF
Ramón Urías 3B

Cole Irvin LHP

The Orioles are starting Grayson Rodriguez, Corbin Burnes and Albert Suárez in Houston.

For the Yankees

Anthony Volpe SS
Juan Soto RF
Aaron Judge CF
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Alex Verdugo LF
Gleyber Torres 2B
DJ LeMahieu 1B
Jose Trevino C
Oswaldo Cabrera 3B

Luis Gil RHP

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