The Yankees beat the Orioles, 5-3, in the first game of today's doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Five Takeaways from Wednesday's game...
1 ) J.A. Happ allowed a first-inning home run and another run in the second and fourth innings. Happ's two homers allowed give him 11 for the season, placing him with the second-most in the league, behind Orioles starter David Hess. Happ left with the lead with one out in the sixth inning is now 3-3 on the season with a 4.44 ERA.
2 ) Gary Sanchez returned to the lineup and in his first at-bat of the game slammed his 12th home run of the season. Sanchez's 443-foot bomb marks his eighth homer with an exit velocity of at least 110 mph.
3 ) Gleyber Torres went deep in his first two at-bats, lifting his total to seven for the season. Torres has homered five times against the Orioles this season and the multi-homer game was his third against Baltimore in his young career.
4 ) Cameron Maybin, who was a trade acquisition a few weeks back, hit his first home run as a Yankee in the second inning. Maybin has been fantastic in his 15 games with New York, hitting .300 and playing solid defense.
5 ) Luke Voit is in a deep funk, going hitless in his last 21 at-bats after an 0-for-4 performance this afternoon. Voit struggles go back to a 12-for-56 stretch (.214). It would not be shocking to see new Yankee Kendrys Morales manning first base in the nightcap.
Now & Gleyber 🍬 pic.twitter.com/BfipluwcYQ- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 15, 2019
Maybin Voyage. pic.twitter.com/K3UuzlabDK- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 15, 2019
The Yankees play the second leg of this doubleheader at 6:30 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. It will be Domingo German and Andrew Cashner on the bump.