AL East Division rivals will clash on Thursday night, when the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles open up a four-game series from Camden Yards. On Wednesday, SP Luis Severino struck out 11 batters over seven frames to pitch the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over visiting Houston. New York is 18 games above .500 overall and trails Boston by two games for first place.
Twenty-eight year old righty Sonny Gray (3-4 5.98 ERA) has gotten off to a shaky start for the Yankees. Last time out, Gray was tagged for seven hits and five runs during an 11-4 loss versus the Angels.
The Baltimore Orioles enter this series looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The Orioles were swept at home by Washington and managed just two runs in the three-game series. Manny Machado leads the club with a .324 average to go along with 16 home runs and 45 RBIs.
Thirty-one year old righty Andrew Cashner (2-6 5.07 ERA) will head to the hill for the Orioles in this contest. In his last start, Cashner was roughed up for 11 hits and five runs during a 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay.