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After going 5-4 on the road trip including a 3-2 record on the West coast swing, the Yankees return home to face off against a familiar foe, the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees are currently 7 games behind the Rays in the AL East, and if you want to know why, look no further than their respective record against the O’s. Tampa went 18-1 against Baltimore whereas the Bombers are just 8-5 against the cellar dwelling birds. With the way the Yankees are playing and where they currently stand in the postseason picture, anything less than a sweep should be considered a failure this series.

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