Travelling back home, the Yankees faced off against the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles, who were once in first place in the AL East, currently find themselves with the second Wild Card spot in the American League. Once again, every series is important especially against division rivals. The Yankees showed why their nickname was the Bombers for the first game, as O’s starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo shouldn’t have even bothered coming to the stadium. He got pulled in just the second inning after allowing eight runs, mostly on a bunch of singles with runners in scoring position. That wasn’t all though, Vance Worley came in and allowed four runs all on two run shots from Chase Headley and you guessed it, again Gary Sanchez. The Yankees even scored two more off of Mike Wright giving them an 11 run lead. The Yankees were obviously victors in this one winning 14-4.
It was a joy to see, as game two was similar to game one. Up against former top prospect Dylan Bundy, the Yankees put up five runs in the first four innings most notably Didi Gregorius stealing home on a throw to second, and yes it’s him again Gary Sanchez. Sanchez took one deep into right for his 11th homer of this season; this makes the young catcher the fastest to 11 home runs ever. He would eventually be credited AL Player of the Week for the second week in a row, being the first rookie to do so. Back to the game, the Orioles did have some life in this one, with the help of Chris Davis they found themselves within one. However, thoughts of a comeback was instantly erased, as the Yankees scored seven runs in the next two innings blowing the game wide open. The team ended up with 18 hits which was exactly the same amount achieved the night before. The Yankees came out victorious winning 13-5.