Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Starlin Castro homered and drove in three runs, Didi Gregorius slugged a two-run shot and the Yankees roared from behind to celebrate a 7-4 series-opening victory over the Orioles on Monday afternoon at Camden Yards.
With their third straight win and fourth in the last five games, the Yankees closed within 2 1/2 games of the American League East-leading Red Sox, who lost to the Blue Jays on Monday night, while moving three games ahead of the Twins, who lost to the Rays, for the top AL Wild Card. The Orioles now trail the Yankees by 4 1/2 games, the Twins by 1 1/2 and the Angels by one in the Wild Card chase.
This is really one heck of a playoff race, isn’t it? That series the Yankees have against the Twins is two weeks is looming very, very large right now.
Jordan Montgomery was actually pretty decent today, but with Chad Green so well-rested, it made a ton of sense to go for the much better pitcher in Green and he DOMINATED the Orioles.
Nice comeback win. They should feel proud of that.
Now hopefully they can do well against the Baltimore Bucks in the second game of the series, as well.
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