AL East Division rivals will collide on Saturday afternoon, when the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles continue their weekend series from Camden Yards. Last night. SP Sonny Gray (4-4) allowed one runs over six frames to lead the Yankees to a 4-1 victory. Aaron Judge hit his 16th home run for New York, who trails Boston by a half-game for the division lead.
Twenty-nine year old righty Masahiro Tanaka (6-2 4.62 ERA) will make his 12th start of the season for the Yankees. The Yankees have won Tanaka’s last six starts and he has allowed 17 runs over his last 40 frames.
The Baltimore Orioles have lost 40 of their first 57 games to start the season and are looking to snap a six-game losing streak. On Friday, SP Andrew Cashner (2-7) was tagged for nine hits and three runs across six frames. Manny Machado connected on his 17th round tripper for the Orioles in a losing effort.
The Orioles will counter with hard-throwing right Kevin Gausman (3-4 4.31 ERA) in this contest. Baltimore has lost each of Gausman’s last three starts and he has been tagged for 13 runs over his last 13 plus innings of work.