The Baltimore Orioles play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday against the New York Yankees. Baltimore is 41-91 following a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The Orioles were off on Thursday and Baltimore is last in the American League East 42 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
Center fielder Cedric Mullins is leading Baltimore in batting average at .306, hits with 152 and on-base percentage at .370. Third baseman Ryan Mountcastle is the leader in home runs with 25 and RBIs with 74. On Saturday, Baltimore will send Chris Ellis to the mound. The right-hander is 1-0 with an ERA of 4.70, 12 Ks and 2 BBs.
New York is 77-56 following its 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. New York was off on Thursday and the Yankees with their victory Wednesday snapped a four-game losing streak. New York is second in the American League East 6 ½ games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
Right fielder Aaron Judge is leading New York in batting average at .299, home runs with 30, RBIs with 75 and on-base percentage at .389. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu is the leader in hits with 135. On Saturday, the New York Yankees will send Jordan Montgomery to the mound. The left-hander is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.52, 126 Ks and 41 BBs.