The Yankees earned their nickname last night—basically bombing the Orioles back to the Bronx.
New York went deep five times against the Orioles in Wednesday's 14-2 win at Camden Yards—giving them 52 homers against Baltimore on the season and breaking the record for most by a team against a single opponent in one MLB season.
The record-breaking 49th homer came in the top of the fifth inning, when Gio Urshela sent a 97-mph sinker from reliever Miguel Castro over the left-center-field fence for a two-run shot.
Urshela also homered in the sixth. Catcher Kyle Higashiokawent deep in the fourth and ninth innings, and left fielder Cameron Maybin launched a 436-foot solo blast in the ninth.
Higashioka's fourth-inning homer off starter John Means tied the MLB record held by the 1956 Yankees, who hit 48 homers against the Kansas City Athletics. The Yankees have 11 players with multihomer games against Baltimore this season, breaking the record of 10 set by San Francisco against the Dodgers in 1958.
What’s even more incredible, the Yankees are a perfect 10-0 at Camden Yards this season and aren’t done with this record as they have four games remaining against the Orioles this season—all next week in New York.
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