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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler via Yankees PR: Gary Sanchez is the first American League rookie with 11 home runs in a month since Mark McGwire hit 15 for the Oakland A's in May 1987.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler at Yankee Stadium: For the second straight day at Yankee Stadium and the 29th time this season, an Orioles starting pitcher failed to finish the fifth inning. Dylan Bundy allowed five runs in four innings Saturday, raising the Orioles' rotation ERA for the season to 5.01. No team since the 2001 Cleveland Indians (with rookie CC Sabathia and 28-year-old Bartolo Colon) has made the playoffs with a rotation ERA over 5.00.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Phillies at Citi Field. Jose Reyes – 3B Asdrubal Cabrera – SS Yoenis Cespedes – LF Neil Walker – 2B James Loney – 1B Alejandro De Aza – CF Curtis Granderson – RF Rene Rivera – C Noah Syndergaard – RHP

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Update from Danny Knobler as Gary Sanchez goes yard again: Now Gary Sanchez doesn't need to share his history with anyone else. The Yankees catcher homered again Saturday, and became the first major-league player ever with 11 home runs in the first 23 games of his career. Trevor Story (earlier this season) and George Scott (in 1966) each had 10. Sanchez's latest home run came in the fourth inning, on a 94 mph fastball from Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. It was the first of his 11 homers to come on a fastball harder than 91 mph, and it brought on the first curtain call of his Yankee career. The Yankee Stadium fans, who chanted his full name after his home run Friday night, called out just his first name Saturday, eventually bringing him to the top step of the dugout. Sanchez also threw out another runner trying to steal, his sixth in nine attempts.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

From Danny Knobler on-site at Yankee Stadium: The Yankees are pushing left-hander CC Sabathia up to pitch Sunday against the Orioles, and shifting right-hander Michael Pineda back to Monday's game in Kansas City. The Orioles have hit 41 points better against right-handers than lefties (.271-.230), while the Royals have hit 18 points better against lefties (.276-.258).

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Teixeira still has the power stroke

Mark Teixeira flashed some power in the first inning against the Orioles blasting his 11th home run 430 feet into the the bleachers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees went on to a 14-4 win.

Lineup: Yankees (66-61) vs. Orioles (70-58)

  • 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. Brian McCann, DH (L)
  • 8. Aaron Judge, RF (R)
  • 9. Ronald Torreyes, 3B (R)
  • SP: Chad Green, RHP
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Friday's longest home runs

Adrian Beltre's 445-foot home run was his longest in three years and also the longest of the day. Mark Teixeira, Russell Martin, Yonder Alonso and Rickie Weeks round out the list of long balls.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and Giants play their annual preseason game tonight -- aka the MetLife Bowl. The winner receives an actual Snoopy trophy. Asked what the Bowl means to him, Jets coach Todd Bowles said, "Not much." His predecessor, Rex Ryan, was the exact opposite. He always hyped the game and the rivalry.

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Tina Charles motivated by last year's playoff exit (1:45)
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Morning Briefing: Happy Thor's Day!

Noah Syndergaard gets the call as the Mets try to keep their momentum rolling and their playoff hopes alive.

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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.

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 14-3 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.

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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.

1927 Yankees diary

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