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Yanks Beat Orioles 4-2

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The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees take the series against the O’s going 3-1, and also went 7-3 while at home in Yankee Stadium.

Find out why the Yankees improved their team without the need of a trade.

Freddy Garcia pitched another solid game for the Yankees. He went 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, walking 2 and striking out 6. Garcia improves to 10-7 on the season with a 3.22 ERAThe bullpen for the Yankees pitched 3 scoreless innings, including a scoreless 9th inning for Mariano Rivera as he collected his 27th save. The Yankees are one of four teams in the majors with three starters in the top 35 in ERA, with Sabathia, Colon, and Garcia being those three for the Bronx Bombers. The other three teams are the Giants, Phillies, and Rangers.

Brett Gardner provided all the offense needed for the Yanks with his bases-clearing triple. He moves his average to .278 with a .360 on-base percentage.

Yankees did NOT make any trades Sunday as it was the non-waiver trade deadline. The last time the Yankees didn’t make any trades was 1999, and Yankee fans should be familiar with 1999 as the Yanks cruised through the regular season and postseason collecting their 25th World Series title.

Yankees announced that Banuelos will move up to AAA, a move which could prep the young left-handed pitcher for the majors upcoming. The Yankees do need left-handed pitching out of their bullpen and Banuelos could provide that help in the future. In addition, it appears that the Yankees may be closer to moving Jesus Montero to the majors to provide pop at the DH position. Both young players have a ton of talent and would be a huge boost if both can play to their potential if called upon.

What do you think about the Yankees’ non-moves at the trade deadline? Drop a comment below.

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