This Friday the New York Yankees begin a new series against the Baltimore Orioles and point to a potential sweep, fundamental to their aspirations to establish themselves as the best team in the fight for the MLB American League wild card.
The Bronx Mules are coming off a win over the Los Angeles Angels, in what was their first lost series since late July. Gerrit Cole had an impressive start with 15 strikeouts in seven innings of action and only giving up one run.
Day: Friday, September 3
Hour: 7:05 pm (Eastern Time)
Place: Yankee Stadium, Nueva York
TV/Live Stream: YES, Bally Sports West, MLB.com
Team record: Orioles 41-91 / Yankees 77-56
The Orioles continue into their transitional season as one of the worst teams in the majors. Left-hander John Means (5-6, 3.46 ERA, 104k) will be in charge of opening the match for those led by Brandon Hyde.
Meanwhile the Yankees arrive quite motivated after a good month of August, in which they managed to consolidate as serious candidates to qualify for the wild card. The also left-handed Néstor Cortés (2-2, 2.77 EFE, 64k) is the one chosen to get on the mound this Friday.
Orioles de Baltimore: Cedric Mullins (CF), Austin Hays (LF), Trey Mancini (1B), Anthony Santander (RF), Ryan Mountcastle (BD), Pedro Severino (C), Ramón Urias (3B), Jorge Mateo (SS) y Jahmai Jones (2B).
New York Yankees: DJ LeMahieu (2B), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Giancarlo Stanton (RF), Aaron Judge (RF), Joey Gallo (LF), Gary Sánchez (C), Luke Voit (BD), Gio Urshela (3B) y Andrew Velázquez (SS).