Yankees hoping Tanaka gets back on track


Tanaka lost his fifth straight game on Tuesday when he gave up five runs on five hits in five innings, including three home runs.

During a four-game winning streak, the Yankees are dominating their opponents and they attempt to do it again Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles.

Sunday, the Yankees slugger took things to another level - literally, hitting a home run 495 feet into the top of the left-field seats in Yankee Stadium. The 16 are the most runs the Orioles have allowed in a game since July 16, 2012. Severino didn't pitch well in his first meeting against the Orioles this year, allowing 4 earned runs in five innings. It tied for the second-longest homer in the Statcast era. LHP Aroldis Chapman (left shoulder) struck out three and walked one in one inning during a simulated game against minor leaguers on Saturday morning. "Believe me, I can break it down all you want to, but he's a good, strong man that's putting some good swings on baseballs and making guys pay for a lot of mistakes when they make them".

Judge is the fourth Yankee age 25 or younger since 1933 to hit 20 home runs before the All-Star break.

Coming into the season the Yankees supposedly had too many question marks in the starting rotation to be a legitimate playoff contender.

BOSTON - Jackie Bradley Jr. ripped a long two-out, two-run home run to cap a three-run eighth-inning rally and lift Boston over Detroit in the opener of a three-game series.

"It's unbelievable, " added Castro, who homered for a third game in a row.

"It's incredible", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Yankees: 1B Greg Bird (right ankle bruise) went 2 for 5 with an RBI at Triple-A on Saturday in his ninth rehab game.

"I think I made the necessary preparation to get into [Monday's] game, " he said. Pinch-hitter Caleb Joseph added a ninth-inning RBI single that ended an 0-for-45 stretch for opponents with runners in scoring position against NY. Russell, who didn't play, had been accused of hitting his wife in a social media post that has since been deleted.

And just as an eye-opening reminder, Aaron Judge was originally selected by the Oakland A's in the 31st round of the June 2010 draft.

The Yankees recalled right-hander Domingo German from Class AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre as the corresponding move.

Masahiro Tanaka's next scheduled start has been pushed back one day as the New York Yankees attempt to get their struggling ace back on track.

The Orioles and Yankees will conclude their three game set on Sunday, with Baltimore sending Kevin Gausman to the hill to challenge the Yankees' Chad Green.