The way they performed on Saturday, it felt as if the Yankees were playing the Orioles on their X-Box. Runs crossed the plate in droves. Jordan Montgomery spotted his fastball and mixed in his slider and his curveball. Until a shaky ninth inning of their 9-3 win at the Stadium, the Yankees were putting the game in “ballgame.’’
“Right now, we’re in a nice little run, we understand what we’re capable of and we get runs by the bunches,” said Todd Frazier, one of three Yankees to homer. “It’s been a lot of fun to watch and be a part of.”
Yes, it’s a pretty good time to be a Yankee. Priming for the postseason in the rebuilding year that wasn’t, they won for the fourth straight game, the seventh time in eight games and the 11th time in 14 games. They are 16 games over .500 for the first time this season and own a five-game lead over the Twins, who hold the second wild-card spot.
The Yankees have outscored the Orioles 30-10 in the first three games of the four-game series, barely breaking a sweat in their effort to draw closer to the AL East-leading Red Sox. They’ve also scored 150 runs in 18 games against the Orioles this season.
The Yankees have gone deep nine times in this series: five three-run homers, two two-run blasts and…
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