New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Severino gets 17th win as Yankees beat Orioles 5-3 for sweep

August 26, 2018 - 10:34 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — Luke Voit went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer to help Luis Severino earn his major league-leading 17th victory, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep.

Rookie Miguel Andujar also had three hits and two RBIs for New York. The Yankees have won eight of nine to move within six games of first-place Boston in the AL East, the closest they've been since Aug. 1.

Severino (17-6) allowed four hits and two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight. The right-hander was 2-4 with a 7.26 ERA over his previous six starts before returning to form against the Orioles, who own the worst record in the big leagues (37-94) and rank last in the AL in batting average.

David Robertson worked the ninth for his fourth save.

New York outscored the Orioles 27-12 during its first four-game sweep in Baltimore since August 2003.

The Orioles have lost eight straight, one shy of their season high. Baltimore has endured five losing streaks of at least seven games this year.

Dylan Bundy (7-13) pitched five innings, giving up four runs and six hits — including his major league-leading 34th home run.

Voit got New York started with a two-run drive in the second inning, his third homer with New York since being traded from the Cardinals on July 28. All three long balls have come within the last three games.

Andujar doubled in two runs in the third to make it 4-0, and Voit singled and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth for a 5-1 lead.

In the Baltimore half, after Trey Mancini hit a leadoff homer, a throwing error by shortstop Gleyber Torres led to Severino's exit and an unearned run.

The Orioles stranded eight and went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

300 ON HOLD

New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts and remains one homer shy of 300 for his career. He was 1 for 15 with eight strikeouts in the series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: C Gary Sanchez (groin) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. "He'll be there playing several games this week getting ready to go," manager Aaron Boone said. ... SS Didi Gregorius (left heel) will be evaluated by a doctor Monday. Boone hopes Gregorius and Sanchez will return for a road trip that begins Sept. 3 in Oakland. ... RF Aaron Judge is still "waiting for that pain to get out" of his fractured right wrist, Boone said. "Once that fracture is healed, then we go."

Orioles: Rookie CF Cedric Mullins was bothered by a sore hip and missed his first game since being recalled from the minors on Aug. 10. "I'm hoping it's a short-term thing," manager Buck Showalter said. Mullins was batting .309 with five doubles and two homers in 15 starts.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 3.90 ERA) starts Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. The right-hander is 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA in five career starts against the Sox.

Orioles: Baltimore concludes the homestand with a three-game set against Toronto beginning Monday. Rookie David Hess (2-8, 5.50 ERA) pitches the opener for the Orioles.

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