Yankees, streaking Gardner set for matchup with Orioles
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Brett Gardner is riding a 10-game hitting streak as New York readies to play Baltimore.
The Yankees are 46-16 against AL East opponents. New York has hit 215 home runs this season, second in the American League. Edwin Encarnacion leads them with 30, averaging one every 12.8 at-bats.
The Orioles are 18-37 against opponents from the AL East. Baltimore hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .306 this season, led by Hanser Alberto with a mark of .341. The Yankees won the last meeting 11-8. Joe Mantiply secured his first victory and Gleyber Torres went 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs for New York. Ty Blach registered his first loss for Baltimore.
TOP PERFORMERS: Encarnacion leads the Yankees with 47 extra base hits and is batting .240. Gio Urshela is 16-for-32 with three doubles, seven home runs and 14 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 8-2, .284 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored opponents by 29 runs
Orioles: 3-7, .259 batting average, 9.10 ERA, outscored by 44 runs
Yankees Injuries: Stephen Tarpley: (elbow), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Greg Bird: (foot), Edwin Encarnacion: (wrist), Luke Voit: (hernia), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Giancarlo Stanton: (knee), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Luis Severino: (shoulder), David Hale: (spine), Ben Heller: (elbow), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jonathan Loaisiga: (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: (elbow), CC Sabathia: (knee), Miguel Andujar: (labrum).