NEW YORK — The Orioles have made quite a few loud statements over the first two months of the 2023 season. Their performance over the past week may be their most emphatic yet.
With a 3-1 victory at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, Baltimore capped off a 5-1 American League East road trip, during which it swept three games in Toronto and took two of three in New York. The O’s (33-17) dropped Tuesday’s opener in the Bronx, then bounced back to win each of the past two nights in impressive fashion.
In his previous outing last Friday, Gibson tossed seven innings of one-run ball vs. Toronto, helping Baltimore open the trip with a victory. The 35-year-old right-hander was even better against New York, pitching seven scoreless frames by scattering two hits and four walks.
Gibson improved to 3-1 with a 2.52 ERA in four starts against AL East rivals this season.
The game’s first run scored on a fifth-inning RBI single by Anthony Santander, who finished with three knocks and reached base four times. The Orioles padded their lead in the eighth, when Austin Hays belted a two-run double high off the right-field wall.
Baltimore’s bullpen then closed it out, as Mike Baumann struck out two during a 1-2-3 eighth and Yennier Cano — who got the ninth after Félix Bautista pitched the previous two nights — earned his fourth save.