The New York Yankees got back in the win column Saturday night against the Baltimore Orioles. It was a tidy performance from Aaron Boone's side, as Jhony Brito picked up right where he left off in his first career start.
A day after Clarke Schmidt struggled to put away Baltimore's lineup, Brito allowed one run on three hits and two walks in five innings.
Michael King, Wandy Peralta and Clay Holmes combined to throw four shutout innings to seal the deal, while Giancarlo Stanton homered and Anthony Volpe belted his first career triple -- his first career extra base hit, too -- that was feet away from going over the right field fence.
The Yanks and O's will finish out their rain-shortened series Sunday afternoon. Let's get into the lineup and pitching probables for the series finale.
Yankees Lineup for Sunday, April 9 vs Orioles
It's much of the same for the Yankees. The only changes see Jose Trevino step in behind the dish for Kyle Higashioka, while Franchy Cordero replaces Aaron Hicks in left field. Cordero cranked a three-run home run Friday to help the Yankees overcome a four-run hole before the Orioles pulled out a 7-6 win.
Yankees Pitching Probables for Sunday, April 9 vs Orioles
Nestor Cortes will toe the rubber for the Yankees. Nasty Nestor was as advertised in his first start of the season against the Phillies, allowing just one run over five innings. The 2022 All-Star did well to navigate traffic on the bases, as Philly put together seven hits. It'll be interesting to see if Cortes generates more swings and misses against a weaker Orioles lineup.
Baltimore will counter with 28-year-old Tyler Wells, who picked up a win in his initial outing of the campaign. Wells through five perfect innings in a 2-0 win against the Rangers after relieving the injured Kyle Bradish. He allowed just one baserunner and needed just 47 innings to work through five innings. Expect this to be a heavy bullpen game for the Orioles, especially if the Yankees get to Wells early on.