Cortes Jr. expected to start for the Yankees against the Orioles

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Baltimore Orioles (41-91, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (77-56, second in the AL East)

New York; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: John Means (5-6, 3.46 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 104 strikeouts) Yankees: Nestor Cortes Jr. (2-2, 2.77 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 64 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -250, Orioles +204; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: New York and Baltimore will play on Friday.

The Yankees are 39-25 on their home turf. New York has a collective batting average of .238 this season, led by Aaron Judge with an average of .296.

The Orioles are 22-47 on the road. Baltimore is slugging .402 as a unit. Cedric Mullins leads the team with a slugging percentage of .525.

The Yankees won the last meeting 10-3. Jonathan Loaisiga earned his eighth victory and DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs for New York. Cole Sulser registered his second loss for Baltimore.

TOP PERFORMERS: Judge leads the Yankees with 30 home runs and has 75 RBIs.

Ryan Mountcastle leads the Orioles with 74 RBIs and is batting .267.

LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .240 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs

Orioles: 3-7, .267 batting average, 6.14 ERA, outscored by three runs

INJURIES: Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), Darren O'Day: (hamstring), Michael King: (finger), Yoendrys Gomez: (covid-19), Domingo German: (shoulder), Zack Britton: (elbow), Tim Locastro: (knee), Aaron Hicks: (wrist), Clint Frazier: (vertigo), Miguel Andujar: (wrist), Gleyber Torres: (thumb).

Orioles: Bruce Zimmermann: (ankle), Travis Lakins Sr.: (elbow), Hunter Harvey: (lat).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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