Having deflated the Baltimore Orioles’ spirit with an unprecedented show of power, the New York Yankees bid farewell to Camden Yards for 2019 after going 10-0 in a ballpark that simply could not contain their fence-busting lineup.
Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home runs, and the Yankees’ long-ball outburst against Baltimore reached historical proportions Wednesday night in a 14-2 blowout that extended New York’s winning streak to eight games.
Urshela had a pair of two-run drives, and Higashioka totaled five RBIs with his two shots. It was the first career multihomer game for both players.
The Yankees have 11 players with multihomer games against Baltimore this season, breaking the record of 10 set by the Giants against the Dodgers in 1958.
“We’ve had a lot of guys coming through for us here,” manager Aaron Boone said.
Cameron Maybin also went deep for the Yankees, who tied a major-league record with 16 home runs in a three-game series. New York has hit 52 homers against the Orioles this season, breaking its own mark of 48 against the Kansas City A’s in 1956.
The sensation that comes with being dominated in a lopsided three-game series reached a melting point for the last-place Orioles in the fifth inning. After manager Brandon Hyde leaned over and said something to Chris Davis, the first baseman lurched in Hyde’s direction and had to be restrained by teammate Mark Trumbo and hitting coach Don Long.
“It was just a disagreement in the dugout. What was said, what we talked about, I’m not going to get into,” Hyde said.
Astros 14, Rockies 3: Yuli Gurriel tied a team record with eight RBIs to help Gerrit Cole win his 10th straight decision as host Houston ran its winning streak to six games. Gurriel, whose effort included a three-run homer in the first and a three-run double in the fourth, matched J.R. Towles (2007) for the team RBI mark.
Indians win twice: Jose Ramirez homered in both games and host Cleveland swept a doubleheader from Texas, winning the opener 2-0 and taking the second game 5-1.
Dodgers 2, Cardinals 1: Russell Martin singled home the tying and winning runs in the ninth as host Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep. St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty limited the Dodgers to four hits in seven innings.
Blue Jays 4, Rays 3: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Randal Grichuk and Derek Fisher homered for visiting Toronto. Tampa Bay remained a half-game ahead of the A’s in the race for the AL’s second wild-card spot.
D’backs 6, Phillies 1: Zac Gallen struck out six in five innings and helped himself with a run-scoring sacrifice bunt in his Arizona debut against visiting Philadelphia.
Mets 7, Marlins 2: Michael Conforto homered twice and Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil hit two-run shots to help host New York complete a four-game sweep. The Mets, winners of six in a row and 13 of 14, moved three games over .500.
Braves 11, Twins 7: Ozzie Albies homered twice in his second straight four-hit game for visiting Atlanta. Minnesota turned Tyler Flowers’ third-inning grounder into a triple play.
Brewers 8, Pirates 3: Keston Hiura hit two home runs and drove in three runs, powering Milwaukee to a three-game sweep in Pittsburgh.
Mariners 3, Padres 2: Mallex Smith doubled leading off the eighth inning and scored when Daniel Vogelbach beat out a potential inning-ending double play, and host Seattle snapped a five-game losing streak.
White Sox 8, Tigers 1: James McCann drove in three runs and Ivan Nova pitched eight shutout innings for host Chicago.
Red Sox-Royals suspended: Kansas City’s game in Boston was suspended by rain with the score tied 4-4 in the top of the 10th inning. The game will be picked up where it left off — with a 2-1 count on Meibrys Viloria — on a mutual off-day, Aug. 22.
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