Yankees are off to third-best start in franchise history

BALTIMORE — Luis Severino allowed a hit in six innings, and José Trevino became the Yankees’ first catcher with a home run this year when he hit a three-run drive in the fourth to lift the Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles, 6-2 , Monday at night.

Josh Donaldson and Anthony Rizzo added back-to-back homers in the ninth for the Yankees, who won for the 19th time in 22 games. New York (26-9) has one of the best 35-game games in franchise history. Only the 1939 and 1928 teams, at 28-7, were better at this point.

Anthony Santander scored twice for Baltimore’s only runs, but the Orioles managed just one more hit in the game.

Kyle Bradish (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in four and a third inning in his fourth starter. He walked three and eliminated six.

The Yankees left the bases loaded in the first, so Baltimore squandered the chance to take the lead after Joey Gallo missed Cedric Mullins’ ball in left field for a three-base error. After a walk up to Trey Mancini, the Orioles had men in first and third with no one out, but Mancini was doubled up first when second baseman Gleyber Torres made a diving reception into Santander’s soft lining.

They had taken a 1-0 lead in the third with double Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI. With two in the fourth, Trevino’s fly to the right hit the post.

As the Yankees continued to climb, Donaldson had three hits and a walk, extending his streak at base to 22 games. And Rizzo, Stanton and Aaron Judge — who had the night off — became the first Yankees batting triumvirate to hit double-digit home runs in the team’s 35th game.

The game scheduled for Monday between St. Louis Cardinals and the Mets was delayed because of rain in the forecast and will be played as part of a single-inning double match on Tuesday at Citi Field.

The first game will start at 3:10pm, with the drinking to follow 30-40 minutes after the opening ends.

The teams are set to play a four-game series – their first meeting since they got into a fight to clear the bench last month in St. Louis.

With a forecast of heavy thunderstorms at night, the game was postponed just over three and a half hours before the scheduled start.

“With bad weather in the area, we’re thinking about everyone’s safety, so tonight’s game has been postponed,” the Mets posted on Twitter.

Tuesday will mark the Mets’ fourth double round this year. They swept the San Francisco Giants on April 19 and the Atlanta Braves on May 3, both at home, before splitting a twinbill in Philadelphia on May 8.

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