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66-61, 4th in AL East

Sanchez homers again, Yankees rout Orioles 14-4

Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series.

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Gary Sanchez can't be stopped

Sanchez set a Yankees rookie record by hitting his 10th home run in 22 days against the Orioles on Friday. The 385-foot homer to left field had a 134-foot apex, the second highest by a Yankee this season.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Fourteen runs, 18 hits and another huge night for Gary Sanchez (single, double, HR, 4 RBI) as the Yankees take game 1 of their three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The 14-4 win put the Yankees five games over .500 (66-61) for the first time all season and moved them to within 3-1/2 games of the second AL wild card spot. Cessa gets the win to go 4-0.

Gary Sanchez is unstoppable (0:35)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Luis Cessa wasn't nearly as dominant as his last outing (6 shutout innings vs LAA) but plenty good enough when staked to 12 runs by the Yankees offense against the Baltimore Orioles tonight. Cessa went 6 again, allowing 3 runs on five hits, two of them HRs by Manny Machado, and leaves in a position to improve his record to 4-0.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Gary Sanchez Story continues to re-write itself. The 23-year-old Yankee rookie catcher has three hits in five innings against the Orioles tonight, including his 10th HR of the season, a 2-run shot that made it 12-1 Yankees. Sanchez' 10 HRs in a month -- actually 22 days so far -- is a Yankees rookie record. He is batting .408.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees and Orioles trading HRs in the first inning, only Mark Teixeira's was a 2-run shot, negating Manny Machado's solo blast into Monument Park off Luis Cessa. Gary Sanchez -- who else? -- was on base (single) when Teixeira hit No. 11 into the Yankees bullpen. It was also Teixeira's 202nd HR as a Yankee, tying him with Hall of Famer Bill Dickey for 16th place on the team's all-time HR list.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

It may just be temporary, but right now it appears that a pair of Yankees who are owed $60 million through 2018 have lost their everyday jobs to rookies. Already, Brian McCann's catching duties have been usurped by the red-hot Gary Sanchez, and tonight, Ronald Torreyes will start his sixth game out of the last 7 at third base, displacing Chase Headley. (Headley is DH-ing tonight in place of McCann, who has suffered a death in his family). Torreyes went 9-for-16 on the just-completed west coast trip and Joe Girardi said, "He was on fire on that trip, so we're playing the hot hand."

Lineup: Yankees (65-61) vs. Orioles (70-67)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Mark Teixeira, DH (S)
  • 5. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 6. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 7. Chase Headley, DH (S)
  • 8. Aaron Judge, RF (R)
  • 9. Ronald Torreyes, 3B (R)
  • SP: Luis Cessa, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann out of the Yankees lineup tonight against Yovani Gallardo, a right-hander for tonight's opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Here's the Yankees lineup: Gardner lf, Ellsbury cf, Sanchez c, Teixeira 1b, Gregorius ss, Castro 2b, Headley DH, Judge rf, Torreyes 3b, Cessa p

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How do Yankees rank in intangibles?

Yankees pitchers Tyler Clippard and Michael Pineda are performing differently from one another this season, but where does each rank in terms of inducing contact? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

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Tanaka in midst of dominant stretch

Masahiro Tanaka walked one and struck out five in seven shutout innings on Wednesday. Tanaka has won four straight starts, over which he's issued just one walk and struck out 30 batters. He's the first pitcher in Yankees history to fan as many as 30 batters while walking no more than one over four consecutive starts, all wins, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Are Yankees getting too excited over Gary Sanchez? (0:53)
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Gary Sanchez ties A-Rod in no time

In 151 less at-bats, Sanchez has already matched Alex Rodriguez's home run total before his release this season.

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Fan falls into Yankees dugout in Seattle

A seemingly intoxicated fan fell into the Yankees dugout during their victory over the Mariners on Wednesday, landing on the dugout steps before being corralled by law enforcement.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Mark Teixeira wasn't surprised the Mariners intentionally walked Gary Sanchez twice to get to him. Teixeira pointed out he is hitting .197 and that Sanchez is hitting everything a mile. "Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him you intentionally walk him," Teixeira said. "I mean he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don't see guys doing what he is doing. I don't care how old he is."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second time today, the Mariners have shown rookie sensation Gary Sanchez the ultimate respect. In the ninth, Seattle chose to intentionally walk Sanchez to load the bases with no outs and the Yankees up four runs. In the seventh, Seattle intentionally walked Sanchez to put runners on first and second for Mark Teixeira. Teixeira knocked an RBI single then. In the ninth, he struck out.

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Is CC Sabathia a Hall of Famer?

Sabathia's credentials may fall short of traditional standards, but those are likely to change given the way starting pitchers are used today, David Schoenfield writes. With a Cy Young and 55.9 WAR to his name, Sabathia could make the cut. Future standards for HOF pitchers

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

How much respect has rookie Gary Sanchez gained in his first 20 games as a pro? Well, the Mariners just gave him the star treatment, as with a man on second and one out, Seattle intentionally walked Sanchez to get to Mark Teixeira. Teixeira knocked an RBI single. The Yankees lead the M's, 4-0 as Masahiro Tanaka is outpitching Hisahi Iwakuma.

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Does Sanchez have best arm at catcher?

Gary Sanchez is making a lot of noise with his bat, but don't forget that he also has an absolute cannon for an arm. The same can be said about Aaron Hicks in the outfield. Does Keith Law rank either Yankee No. 1 at their respective positions? Best fielding/throwing tools (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25218th
On Base Percentage.31223rd
Slugging Percentage.40518th
Earned Run Average4.2117th
Quality Starts57Tied-18th

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