With Wednesday’s win, the New York Yankees have won 16 straight games against the Baltimore Orioles this season. They finish 17-2 against them this season, where the two losses came from the first series of the season.
The New York Yankees set a new record of their best series against any team since they went 21-1 vs. the Saint Louis Browns in 1927, per stat guru Katie Sharp.
Following Tuesday’s 15th straight win, manager Aaron Boone said this about the impressive feat: “It’s been crazy. It’s not easy to do by any means, I just think our guys have had a really good mindset no matter who we’re playing. The guys just daily focus hunger, coming in ready to compete.”
Didi Gregorius led off Wednesday’s win with a single to right field that knocked in Aaron Judge. Later that inning, Gary Sanchez hit a bomb to center field for 422 feet that scored Gio Urshela and Didi Gregorius. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Mike Ford hit his first career based loaded RBI which scored Gleyber Torres.
J.A. Happ had a quality start where he pitched five full frames while allowing just two runs on six hits. He fanned six while walking three. Happ’s ERA decreased slightly but remained inflated at 5.40. Luis Cessa allowed the three runs to let the O’s get back in the game, but Aroldis Chapman sealed the win in the ninth with two strikeouts.