New York Yankees: The Obliteration of the Baltimore Orioles

The New York Yankees have completely owned the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

The Bronx Bombers have done exceptionally well on the road this season, especially in Baltimore. They now have 18 wins at Camden Yards in the last two seasons, which is more wins than the Orioles have this season at 17 (Baseball Reference).

The Yankees have also hit 40 home runs in 10 games at Camden Yards. That is more than the San Francisco Giants have at Oracle park this season (39). Also, the Detroit Tigers have only 37 home runs at Comerica Park in 53 games (YES Network). Put all of this into perspective…no matter who the Orioles throw out there to pitch, they are almost guaranteed to give up a home run.

The Yankees are Setting Single-Season Records

After the Yankees swept the Orioles Wednesday night, August 7th, they set three MLB all-time records. The Bombers have hit 52 home runs against the Orioles this season, which is the most in any season against a single opponent. They have hit 43 homers at Camden Yards this year. That is the most by a road team at any ballpark in a single season in MLB history. The most absurd record of them all, the Yankees have 5 games with 5 or more home runs when they played in Baltimore this year (YES Network).

The Yankees have also set a record for hitting 5 or more home runs in three straight games. They are the second team to do so in MLB history. The Red Sox were the first to do it from June 17-19, in 1997. Another ridiculous stat is that the Yankees have 17 individual players with a home run vs the Orioles this season. In the rest of the MLB, there are 14 teams that have had less than 17 players, on a single team, who have hit a home run (YES Network).

Taking a look at the Yankees line-up right now, many would assume Didi Gregorius, Aaron Judge, and DJ Lemahieu to carry the offense with all of these injuries. However, that has not been the case. Mike Tauchman, Cameron Maybin, Kyle Higashioka, and last but not least, Gio Urshela have done the heavy lifting during this series. Urshela and Higashioka both had their first career multi-home-run games in a resounding win of 14 to 2 for the sweep. If the production from these players continues, the Yankees offense will be even more potent heading towards the playoffs. It truly is a great day to be a Yankee fan!

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