In the second of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (73-61) and the New York Yankees (69-64) at Camden Yards, Kevin Gausman (6-10, 3.73 ERA) and CC Sabathia (8-11, 4.31 ERA) take the mound. The Orioles won the last game 8-0, and Baltimore leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 3 and will air on MASN and YES.
In his most recent outing, Gausman pitched 7.0 innings, giving up zero runs and striking out nine in a 5-0 victory over the Yankees. Mark Trumbo (.255, 78 Rs, 41 HRs, 97 RBIs, 2 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Yankees were unsuccessful against the Orioles 5-0 the last time Sabathia pitched. He went 6.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out eight and walking two. Carlos Beltran (.292, 63 Rs, 26 HRs, 78 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
The Orioles hold a 29-25 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Yankees' record in these matchups is 21-29.
New York has won 54% (37-31) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 61% (36-23) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees didn't score any runs in their last game. The Orioles have a 6-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 48-9. The Yankees have a 54-8 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 21st, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 567 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 632.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.721). Baltimore ranks in the top five with an OPS of .773.
When the Yankees allow at least one home run, they are 41-52, well-matched with the Orioles who are 42-49 when allowing at least one homer.