Weekend Recap: Yanks vs. Orioles

Friday (NYY 14 BAL 4)- This one got out of hand early.  The Yankees put 8 runs on the board in the first 2 innings, including a 6-run 2nd, and led 12-1 after 5.  Teix, Chase Headley, and Gary Sanchez all hit 2-run homers, Brett Gardner drove in 3, Ronnie T stayed hot, and Luis Cessa did a good enough job avoiding too much damage in his 6 innings of work.  Not a good night for Buck or his pitching staff.

Saturday (NYY 13 BAL 5)- More of the same from the Yankee offense.  They got out 5-2 after 4 innings, and when Baltimore climbed back within 1 on back-to-back solo shots in the top of the 5th, they turned it on again for 7 runs over the next 2 innings to put the game away.  Chad Green wasn't quite as successful as Cessa in avoiding damage and that put more on the New York 'pen, but they held up well in the late innings and got big games from Starlin Castro, Brian McCann, and Aaron Hicks.

Sunday (BAL 5 NYY 0)- The Yanks definitely used up all the runs in the first 2 games.  For what felt like the 5th or 6th time this year, they got outmatched by Kevin Gausman and his fastball/changeup combination.  He pitched 7 scoreless innings with 9 strikeouts while a few big Baltimore hits in the 7th inning ruined what was a pretty good CC Sabathia start.  Sanchez and Ronnie T did their job (2 hits apiece), but it wasn't enough to overcome the mighty Gausman.