Yankees 9, Orioles 3: Yankees Continue to Batter the Orioles (and the A.L. East)

But no team has been more yielding than the Orioles, whom the Yankees have beaten in 12 of 18 games, with one more matchup scheduled for Sunday afternoon.


Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, right, celebrating his three-run home run in the fourth inning on Saturday with Todd Frazier.

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“They’re a really good team, and offensively they’ve always been extremely dangerous,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “This year, we’ve played better against them, and we’ve been able to contain their offense a little bit more. To be able to do what we’ve done the last few days, our pitchers have done a really good job.”

The won-lost record tells only part of the story. Despite an Orioles roster that leads Major League Baseball with 225 home runs, the Yankees have outscored Baltimore by 30-10 in the first three games of this four-game series. Over the past six games, including three at Camden Yards last week, the margin has been 52-22.

And even with a game to go, the Yankees have scored more runs against the Orioles this season, 150,…

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