NEW YORK (77 WABC) – The Yankees capped off a successful day in the Bronx by taking game two of Monday’s doubleheader against the Orioles win an 11-8 victory. Their offense continued to tee off on Orioles pitching, adding three more home runs with two coming from Gleyber Torres. He now has 26 homeruns this season, with 12 of them coming against the Orioles.
“You gotta put four fingers up when Torres comes to the plate, cause when he comes around 3rd it’s too late.” -Gary Thorne pic.twitter.com/M1W1FVOGci
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 13, 2019
The Yankees relied on five different pitchers, and despite a late rally from the Orioles, Adam Ottavino was able to get the final two outs to secure the victory.
By adding two more wins on Monday, the Yankees match the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in baseball at 79-41. They hold a comfortable lead in the AL East, ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays by 9-1/2 games and the Boston Red Sox by 17 games.
They’ll continue their series with Baltimore on Tuesday in the Bronx with Domingo German taking the mound.