Yankees Continue to Pummel Orioles Pitching

BALTIMORE — Clint Frazier homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs, Gary Sanchez contributed a three-run drive and the Yankees kept up their assault on Baltimore pitching in an 11-4 rout Tuesday night.

Domingo German (9-1) won his sixth consecutive start and increased his major-league-leading victory total. The right-hander pitched only five innings and left with a 9-3 lead.

David Hale worked the last four innings to earn his first save since 2010 at Class A.

The Yankees are 8-2 against the Orioles this season, after outscoring them by 73-40 and going 5-0 at Camden Yards. Over all, then Yankees have won 10 straight at Camden Yards. The Orioles are a major league worst 6-17 at home.

Five of Frazier’s eight home runs this season have come against Baltimore, and Sanchez and Gleyber Torres each have homered eight times against Baltimore pitching.

Of the major league-high 100 home runs the Orioles have allowed, 28 have been hit by the Yankees.

D.J. LeMahieu had three hits and Sánchez finished with four R.B.I.s for the Yankees, who have won seven of eight.

Stevie Wilkerson hit a three-run homer for the Orioles, who have lost 10 and 12 and dropped to an A.L.-worst 15-33. Baltimore has allowed double-digits in runs in three straight games and four of six.

Sanchez got it started, hitting his second three-run homer in as many nights before David Hess (1-6) got an out.

In the third, Gio Urshela doubled in a run before Frazier homered, and New York went up 9-0 in the fifth on Frazier’s three-run blast.

INSIDE PITCH

There was a lot of news on injured Yankees: After a bout of dehydration Monday, Didi Gregorius (Tommy John surgery) was held out of Tuesday’s extended spring training game but was expected to play Wednesday. … Giancarlo Stanton (left shoulder) also sat on Tuesday after homering for Class A Tampa on Monday … Dellin Betances (right shoulder) threw 120 feet on flat ground Tuesday. … James Paxton (knee) will pitch a simulated game (three innings) on Friday and may be able to rejoin the rotation. … Masahiro Tanaka, forced from Saturday’s game after being hit in the leg with a comebacker, will start against the Orioles on Thursday. … Aaron Judge (left oblique) shagged fly balls and took swings without a ball on Tuesday and is “definitely feeling better,” Manager Aaron Boone said.

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