Reynolds Has Series To Remember At Yankee Stadium
Hitters make their names at Yankee Stadium, and few people will forget Mark Reynolds after this weekend. The Orioles' third baseman had his second two-home run game of the series Sunday as the Orioles beat the Yankees, 8-3.
The Orioles (74-59) took two of three from New York (76-57) and knocked the Yankees' lead in the American League East down to two games. Reynolds' second homer, his 16th of the season, came during the sixth inning Sunday and gave the Birds a 5-3 lead. For much of the season, Reynolds' power, once his trademark, has been a disappointment. But his four homers, five hits, five runs and seven RBIs this weekend were timely.
The Orioles are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now, and have split the season series with the Yankees at seven games apiece. The Orioles have now won 19 of 27 and are seven victories away from their first .500 season since 1997.
The Orioles head to Toronto for a series that starts Monday at 1:07 p.m. The Birds have taken seven of 11 games this season from the Blue Jays, who are 60-73 and have the worst record in the AL East.
Joe Saunders, acquired more than a week ago as part of a trade, will get his second start Monday. The Orioles can only hope he will be better than his first outing, when he gave up six runs on 10 hits during a loss.
Posted Sept. 2, 2012