Gary Sanchez
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

In their last game of the season against the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees decided to take mercy on them, winning by a score of 6-5.

Only winning by one run is the greatest act of kindness the New York Yankees could perform for the Baltimore Orioles. They finish with a season record of 17-2 against Baltimore, winning the final game by just one run.

J.A. Happ recorded the win, pitching to the tune of five innings and two earned runs. Once again, Happ was less than dominant but did just enough to let the Yankees offense win the game.

Following Happ, Luis Cessa tossed one great inning and two-thirds of a terrible inning. He surrendered three earned runs to the O’s before Aaron Boone turned to the big weapons.

Adam Ottavino and Zack Britton kept the game in check before turning it over to Aroldis Chapman for his 33rd save of the season.

On the offensive side, it was the Gary Sanchez show. He went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer in the first inning to set the tone.

That home run gave him 10 long balls against the Orioles, putting him and Gleyber Torres in some pretty exclusive company

In the sixth inning, Mike Ford took a pitch to left field for a bases-loaded two-RBI single.

That, coupled with a Didi Gregorius RBI single in the first, was all the Yankees needed to pull off yet another sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

Savage of the Game — Gary Sanchez

“El Kraken” is one of the most dangerous hitters in the league when he’s hot. Yankee fans have seen him go from the worst hitter in baseball to the best hitter in baseball at the drop of a hat. With three series in a row that bring playoff implications, a hot Gary Sanchez can do a lot of damage.

Lifetime ballplayer and Yankee fan. Strongly believe that the eye-test and advanced stats can be used together instead of against each other.