Yankees play the Orioles with 1-0 series lead
Baltimore Orioles (6-11, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (11-6, first in the AL East)
New York; Thursday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Bruce Zimmermann (1-0, 1.20 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); Yankees: Jameson Taillon (1-1, 3.07 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -232, Orioles +190; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees take a 1-0 advantage into the next game of the series against the Baltimore Orioles.
New York is 11-6 overall and 8-3 at home. The Yankees have a 6-0 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Baltimore has a 3-3 record in home games and a 6-11 record overall. The Orioles have gone 3-1 in games when they scored five or more runs.
Thursday’s game is the fifth time these teams meet this season. The season series is tied 2-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Aaron Judge has five doubles, three home runs and five RBI while hitting .279 for the Yankees. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is 12-for-33 with two doubles over the past 10 games.
Cedric Mullins has three doubles, a triple and two home runs while hitting .215 for the Orioles. Austin Hays is 10-for-35 with two doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 7-3, .237 batting average, 2.53 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Orioles: 4-6, .216 batting average, 3.39 ERA, outscored by five runs
INJURIES: Yankees: Ben Rortvedt: 10-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Domingo German: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle: day-to-day (neck), Chris Ellis: 10-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10-Day IL (oblique)