The Baltimore Orioles will begin a three-game weekend series against the New York Yankees tonight. This trip will be their first trip of the season to Yankee Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles make their first trip to the Bronx beginning this evening. The Baltimore Orioles will send right-hander Kevin Gausman to the hill to oppose New York Yankees starter, CC Sabathia.
Sabathia took a no-decision back on April 9 against the Orioles. Meanwhile, Gausman took a no-decision of his own the night before.
The Orioles will come into this series with an AL-best, 14-6 record, while the Yankees open play one game behind the O’s, at 13-7.
Since 2012, how have the Orioles done while occupying the visiting clubhouse of their AL East rivals?
Well, it could be worse.
Since 2012, the Orioles have played 58 games in New York and hold a record of 22-26. They’re also 1-2 in postseason play, as they won game four of the 2012 American League Division Series, however, lost games three and five.
Dating back to August 28 of last season, the Orioles have won three of the last four games at Yankee Stadium, and have outscored the Yankees 21-10 in those games.
At home this season, the Yankees hold an 8-1 record, while the Orioles are 6-3 on the road.
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Remember, these are just from the beginning of the 2012 season. It seems like that season was the turning point for the club.
The Orioles’ largest margin of victory over the Yankees on the road is nine runs. They defeated the Bronx (now called Baby) Bombers 14-to-5 on April 8, 2014. In that game, Adam Jones, Matt Wieters, and Delmon Young all homered.
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It’s worth noting Young’s home run came off current O’s reliever, Vidal Nuńo.
There have been three shutouts in the Orioles favor at Yankee Stadium. First on May 2, 2012, a 5-0 victory. Second, on June 22, 2014, in an 8-0 victory. Finally, and most recent, on August 28, 2016, in another 5-0 win.
The Orioles have not been a running team for years now and nothing changes in New York. Since 2012, they’ve only nabbed four bases. Two from Alexi Casilla, and one each from Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty.
The O’s have hit an even 70 home runs since 2012 at Yankee Stadium. They’ve also hit four homers in a game there twice, and they’ve hit three home runs eight separate times. They’re 7-3 in games when they hit three homers or more.
Last season the Orioles were 4-6 in ten games at Yankee Stadium. They were also outscored 52-36.
Probable starters for the remaining games over the weekend will feature Ubaldo Jiménez on Saturday, and Wade Miley on Sunday for the Orioles. The Yankees counteract with Michael Pineda on Saturday and Jordan Montgomery on Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles will try to improve their 12-5 record against division teams against a Yankees team that has won three of their last four games and 12 of their last 15.