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.
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.
Gary Sanchez now has 26 home runs, the most of any catcher in baseball.
— Matt H. (@MattHanifan_) August 14, 2019
That home run gave him 10 long balls against the Orioles, putting him and Gleyber Torres in some pretty exclusive company
Gary Sanchez (10) and Gleyber Torres (13) are 2nd set of Yankee teammates to have 10+ HR vs same opponent in a season.
The other set was Babe Ruth (11) and Lou Gehrig (11) vs Red Sox in 1927.
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) August 14, 2019
In the sixth inning, Mike Ford took a pitch to left field for a bases-loaded two-RBI single.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 14, 2019
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.
— All-rise-yanks99 (@Allrise_yanks99) August 14, 2019
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.