Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Pick & Prediction JULY 6th 2023

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At various points during their time with Triple-A Norfolk, outfielder Colton Cowser and third baseman Jordan Westburg anticipated the possibility of contributing big hits for the Baltimore Orioles in the same game.

They finally got their chance on Wednesday, and their success put the Orioles in position to earn a split of their four-game series against the host New York Yankees on Thursday night.

The Orioles rebounded from getting outscored 14-7 in the first two games to post a 6-3 victory on Wednesday. It was Baltimore's second win in the past eight contests.

Cowser made his major league debut on Wednesday after hitting .330 with 10 homers and 40 RBIs with Norfolk, and he delivered an RBI single for the first run of a four-run sixth inning against the Yankees.

Westburg, who was playing his eighth major league game, subsequently knocked in Aaron Hicks and Cowser with a triple.

"That was awesome," Cowser said of Westburg's hit. "I wish he would have split the gap a little bit more so I didn't have to stop, but he put a good swing on it. He's a great guy, a great guy in the clubhouse. Just glad that he's here with me."

Westburg made his debut on June 26 after batting .295 with 18 homers and 54 RBIs for Norfolk.

"We both kind of knew there might be an opportunity at some point this year for us to both be together here," Westburg said. "It's just awesome. Where we're at, as a team all we're trying to do is fill roles where we're asked to and help this club win."

The inability to stop Cowser and Westburg sent the Yankees to their fourth loss in 11 games. Josh Donaldson and rookie Anthony Volpe homered, but Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu were a combined 0-for-15 on Wednesday.

"I'm not hitting to my standard," said Rizzo, who is 2-for-17 over his past five games and is batting .260 overall. "It's frustrating personally, but this is part of being a baseball player. When things are tough, it shows your character of who you are and it's just an opportunity to keep working and figure it out."

The Yankees will try to figure it out against Baltimore's Kyle Bradish (4-4, 3.58 ERA), who hopes to get better run support from his teammates and surpass his win total from his rookie campaign of 2022.

The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against Minnesota, and he gave up only one run on seven hits in six innings. However, the outing marked the sixth time this season he exited a game without a single run of support from the Orioles' offense, and the Twins went on to win 1-0.

Bradish is 0-1 with a 5.02 ERA in three career starts against the Yankees. He last faced New York on May 23, when he allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings during a no-decision.

Luis Severino (1-3, 6.30 ERA) will attempt to rebound from one of the worst starts of his career when he pitches for New York on Thursday. The right-hander pitched in the opener of the Saturday doubleheader at St. Louis and allowed nine runs, seven earned, on nine hits in four-plus innings, the second-most runs he ever allowed in a game.

Severino is 7-1 with a 3.39 ERA in 12 career appearances (10 starts) against the Orioles. Since a no-decision against them on April 7, 2017, in New York, he is 6-0 in his past six starts vs. Baltimore.

--Field Level Media

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Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Recap JUL 5TH 2023

Giancarlo Stanton hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning and the host New York Yankees pulled away late for an 8-4 victory over the slumping Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday afternoon.

Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer off Kyle Gibson (8-6) two batters in and scored on Stanton's hit. Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth as the Yankees improved to 5-3 in the season series with Baltimore and won for the ninth time in 14 games.

Jose Trevino started a three-run seventh with a solo homer off Nick Vespi. Harrison Bader contributed a two-run double off Bryan Baker after hitting the go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth on Monday.

New York scored its final run on a groundout by Anthony Rizzo after Bruce Zimmermann committed a fielding error in the eighth.

Booed before and during each at-bat, former Yankee Aaron Hicks hit a solo homer and Adam Frazier hit a tying two-run homer in the fifth off Clarke Schmidt (4-6), who had retired 13 of the first 14 hitters, but ultimately the Orioles lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Schmidt allowed three on five hits in five-plus innings to win consecutive starts for the first time in his career. He struck out seven and walked none.

Schmidt exited after Adley Rutschman opened the sixth with a single. Ron Marinaccio loaded the bases by walking Hicks but escaped by retiring rookie Jordan Westburg on a pop up to second base.

Wandy Peralta got three groundouts in a scoreless seventh and Tommy Kahnle struck out Hicks to end a scoreless eighth. Albert Abreu allowed a run-scoring groundout to James McCann before finishing up.

Gibson, who allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings May 25 in New York, allowed four runs on three hits in six innings. Gibson struck out four, walked four and took his third straight loss.

New York went ahead when Rizzo walked and Torres blasted a 1-1 pitch to the left field bleachers for his 13th homer. Kiner-Falefa's fly to right made it 3-0 before the Orioles tied it.

Hicks hit his fifth homer since joining Baltimore by sending a 1-2 offering into the right field seats. Frazier hit his 10th homer two batters later to tie it.

After Gibson issued a two-out walk to Torres, Stanton hit a ground ball that went by Frazier at shortstop. Torres scored from first when the Orioles cut the throw off from center fielder Cedric Mullins.

--Field Level Media