Orioles September callup Austin Hays got his first start in center field on Friday, giving the organization a closer look at the young outfielder who had one of the best seasons a team could ask for in the Minor Leagues.
The Yankees, who have just three road games remaining in the regular season, will look to continue to get cozy at home — and solidify their postseason spot — with red-hot starter Luis Severino getting the ball Friday night opposite Orioles rookie Gabriel Ynoa.
The Yankees scored six times in the first inning and Aaron Judge hit two homers as they coasted past the Orioles, 13-5, on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
On a night the Orioles would mostly rather forget, top prospect Chance Sisco provided a welcome glimpse of the future.
The Orioles have finally halted their losing streak at six games and avoided the sweep in Toronto on Wednesday night with a well-pitched 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.
The Yankees return to the Bronx on Thursday after their three-game series against the Rays was relocated to Citi Field by Hurricane Irma. Masahiro Tanaka will start the series opener against the Orioles, opposed by Wade Miley.
Kevin Gausman has made a habit of turning in shutdown outings since the midseason point. With some in-game adjustments on Wednesday night in Toronto, the right-hander halted the Orioles’ six-game winning streak and continues to demonstrate the potential he offers Baltimore down the stretch.
For the second time in three years, the Orioles will host the Twins to kick off a new season.
Now that D-backs right-fielder J.D. Martinez and manager Torey Lovullo have worked in both leagues, they have seen third basemen Nolan Arenado of the Rockies and Manny Machado of the Orioles up close and personal. And that begs the question, which young star do they prefer: Arenado or Machado?
The Orioles’ struggling offense stayed quiet on Tuesday, negating a strong outing from Dylan Bundy and some great defense.
Richard Urena continued to build his hype with a walk-off single off Orioles closer Zach Britton to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 win.