Fresh Off Win, Yankees Back in the Bronx for Home Opener

Yankees' catcher Gary Sanchez is heading for the disabled list after suffering a right biceps strain during Saturday's game against the Orioles.

The Orioles trailed 4-3 in the seventh when Chris Davis doubled with one out.

Left-hander J.A. Happ, who went 20-4 last season with a 3.18 earned-run average, is slated to go against Wily Peralta (7-11 with a 4.86 ERA last year).

Steven Souza Jr. hit a three-run homer and was involved in a scrum after a slide during Tampa Bay's win at home.

Benintendi remained in the game, which is more than can be said for Jackie Bradley who sprained his knee after stumbling while rounding first base like Chevy Chase imitating Gerald Ford. It was also the second steal of the day for power-laden Baltimore, which had only 19 all previous year.

It also clinched yet another losing road series to the Orioles, the 10th consecutive set they've lost at Camden Yards.

After winning their first four games, the Orioles had a lead through seven innings Sunday and a chance to be the only Major League Baseball team to remain undefeated in the season's first week.

The season is only five of games old for the New York Yankees, but they've already been hit with bad news on the injury front. "If you had told me as a kid that I would get 2,000 major league hits, I'd have been pretty thrilled with that idea". He allowed four runs and eight hits in 3 2⁄3 innings. He really struggled with his command, hitting a guy and walking two others while giving up two runs.

But if one thing was clear Sunday as the Orioles ended an otherwise-strong opening week, the team believes it was a fluke that a bullpen that had held opponents off the board all year despite allowing a 1.200 WHIP for the first four games had three pitchers concede runs in the fifth. And along with that, he knew that he needed to pick the team's bullpen up by turning in what has become known as a "Quality Start", which is measured by pitching six or more innings and allowing three or fewer runs. Judge added a run-scoring groundout, Austin Romine hit a sacrifice fly and the final run scored on a throwing error by second baseman Jonathan Schoop. NY placed him on the 10-day disabled list after the game. Sanchez took a practice swing and grimaced in pain, and the Yankees removed him following a brief chat with the trainer.

In 256 plate appearances in Triple-A in 2016, Higashioka hit a respectable.296 with 11 home runs. Trumbo then put Baltimore up 3-0 with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, but NY would go on to score seven unanswered runs.

Manager Joe Girardi said the team will be cautious with the injury because Sanchez throws right-handed.

Scouts who have seen O'Day this season still don't see the same signs of comfort in that delivery or belief that he can fully execute the movements required, and question whether he's getting the low arm slot that's so crucial to his success. "It's going to be great, going back to Yankee Stadium, seeing our fans for opening day in NY".

  • Julie Sanders