Rio Ruiz, who had a two-run single and RBI grounder in Game 2, is the third baseman.
Chandler Shepherd has joined the Orioles after they optioned Evan Phillips last night. He’s a combined 1-10 with a 7.22 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 19 minor league games this season, the first eight with Triple-A Pawtucket. However, he’s allowed one earned run in his last two starts with Norfolk over 12 1/3 innings and has struck out 14 batters.
The Orioles recalled Shepherd on July 30 in San Diego, but he was optioned without getting in a game.
Left-hander John Means has faced the Yankees four times this season, including one start, and allowed five runs and 10 hits with 14 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings.
Aaron Judge is 1-for-6 with four strikeouts. Gleyber Torres is 0-for-1.
Torres has hit 13 of his 26 home runs against the Orioles. He’s 24-for-58 (.414) against them and 90-for-345 (.260) against everyone else.
The 13 homers against an opponent in a single season leave him one shy of Lou Gehrig’s record versus the Indians in 1936.
Domingo Germán is 15-2 this season, but he’s also carrying a 4.05 ERA to go with a 1.119 WHIP in 109 innings. He has a 2.19 ERA and 0.973 WHIP in nine games at home and a 5.58 ERA and 1.240 WHIP in 11 games on the road.
Germán has made three starts against the Orioles this season and gone 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA and 0.944 WHIP in 18 innings.
For the Orioles
Jonathan Villar SS
Trey Mancini DH
Anthony Santander RF
Renato Núñez 1B
Jace Peterson LF
Hanser Alberto 2B
Chance Sisco C
Stevie Wilkerson CF
Rio Ruiz 3B
John Means LHP