Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Baltimore1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 250
NY Yankees0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 141
  W: J. Lyles (12-11)   L: D. Germán (2-4)   S: D. Hall (1)
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT, September 30, 2022
Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York  Attendance: 47,583

Aaron Judge returns to New York for first shot at 62

According to STATS
According to STATS

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees

  1. The Yankees are 20-5 in their last 25 home games against the Orioles, including five wins in six games this season. The Orioles' last series win in the Bronx was in March 2019, when they opened the season by beating the Yankees in two out of three games.
  2. Orioles starting pitchers allowed only one run, nine hits and two walks in 28.2 innings during the team's three-game winning streak last week (September 21-23), but Baltimore's starters have given up 17 runs, 28 hits and 11 walks over 22.1 innings in the team's six games since then.
  3. The Orioles have won three of Jordan Lyles' five starts against the Yankees this season. Lyles is 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA in those five games. The only other pitchers with five starts versus the Yankees this season are Tampa Bay's Corey Kluber and Boston's Nick Pivetta.
  4. The Yankees have a 56-22 record in home games this season. Their high for wins in one season at the current Yankee Stadium is 57, a mark set in 2009 (the year the "new" Stadium opened)
  5. Aaron Judge has hit 35 home runs in the 78 games he's played against the Orioles over the last six seasons (including nine homers in 15 games this year). That's the most home runs by any MLB player against one team since 2017 (Second: Mike Trout vs. SEA, 33).
  6. The Yankees have won all of Domingo German's six starts at Yankee Stadium this year, since he made his home debut on August 1st. The Yankees are 10-9 in home games started by any pitcher other than German since the beginning of August.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/30/2022 thru 10/2/2022

During the New York Yankees' three-game series in Toronto to start the week, Aaron Judge achieved the dual goals helping his team win the American League East and hitting his 61st home run.

After tying the AL single-season homer mark set by Roger Maris in 1961, Judge gets his first crack at setting breaking the record at home on Friday night when the Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles.

No team has served up more homers to Judge in his career than the Orioles -- 35 long balls in 84 games. He has nine long balls in 15 games vs. Baltimore this year, also his highest total against any opponent.

Judge went 34 plate appearances spanning seven games without going deep until he hit a go-ahead two-run shot in New York's 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Judge's blast came a night after the Yankees (96-59) secured the division title and lifted New York to its ninth win in 10 games.

"Getting a chance to sit at 60 for a while there with The Babe was nice," Judge said, "but getting a chance to now sit at 61 with another Yankee right fielder that hit 61 home runs and (won) MVPs, world (championships), this is pretty cool."

Judge's first crack at No. 62 comes one day shy of the 61st anniversary of Maris breaking Babe Ruth's mark with a blast off the Red Sox's Tracy Stallard in front of 23,154 fans in Boston.

The Yankees had sellout crowds for last weekend's four-game sweep of the Red Sox, and another big crowd is expected Friday.

"Part of the reason guys were so excited is because they feel like they're a big part of it and that's a tribute to him," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "Pretty awesome setting up now for just an amazing atmosphere I'm sure again in the Bronx Friday night."

This season against the improving Orioles, Judge is batting .397 (23-for-58) with 19 RBIs in 15 games.

Besides the possibility of surpassing Maris, Judge is trying to close in on a Triple Crown. Judge is hitting .313, two points behind Minnesota's Luis Arraez entering Friday. The New York star leads the league with 130 RBIs and is batting .418 (38-for-91) during a season-high, 27-game on-base streak.

Baltimore (80-76) surged into the wild-card race by going 33-19 in July and August but has stumbled down the stretch and heads to New York with five losses in six games. The Orioles opened a four-game series at Boston with a 14-8 win on Monday but dropped the next three. Baltimore went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in a 5-3 loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.

"Things didn't necessarily go our way, but there's a lot of baseball left and we're looking to get back on our feet this next series in New York," Baltimore starting pitcher Mike Baumann said.

Judge's first attempt at getting his 62nd homer comes against Jordan Lyles (11-11, 4.55 ERA), against whom Judge is 5-for-14 with two homers and five RBIs. Judge was 0-for-2 against Lyles entering this season.

Lyles is hoping to reverse some recent struggles as he is 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA in four starts this month. He will be pitching on three days' rest after throwing two innings before exiting due to a lengthy rain delay on Monday in Boston.

Lyles is 2-2 with a 4.34 ERA in seven career appearances (six starts) against the Yankees, including a 1-2 mark with a 4.71 ERA in five starts this year.

Domingo German (2-3, 3.30 ERA) will start Friday for the Yankees after allowing three runs in five innings Saturday in a no-decision against Boston. He is 6-0 with a 2.28 ERA in eight career appearances (six starts) against Baltimore.

--Field Level Media

Updated September 30, 2022