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Saturday night Orioles game thread: vs. Yankees, 7:35

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After snapping their long losing streak to their division rivals, the Birds will try to start another streak - this time a winning one - against Yankee ace Gerrit Cole.

Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

The 19-game losing streak to the New York Yankees is no more. Now, is it time for a two-game winning streak?

The Orioles hope so, but they’ll have to beat the Yankee ace to get there. Gerrit Cole takes the mound for New York, and he brings with him a 4-2 record and 3.91 ERA. He’s fanned 60 batters in 46 innings in his first season in the Bronx since arriving from Houston on a nine-year, $324 million contract.

He pitched once against Baltimore, a 9-3 Yankee win on July 29. He pitched 6.2 innings and allowed three runs on four hits while striking out seven.

Opposing him will be Keegan Akin, who will make his second start of the season. He has no record, with a 7.52 ERA.

Bad news: Gleyber Torres is back in the Yankee lineup, batting third and playing shortstop. If you don’t know what he did against the Orioles last year...oh, you sweet, sweet, innocent soul.

Orioles lineup

1. Hanser Alberto 2B

2. Chance Sisco DH

3. Jose Iglesias SS

4. Pedro Severino C

5. Ryan Mountcastle LF

6. Rio Ruiz 3B

7. Pat Valaika 1B

8. DJ Stewart RF

9. Mason Williams CF

LHP Keegan Akin

Yankees lineup

1. Aaron Hicks CF

2. Luke Voit 1B

3. Gleyber Torres SS

4. Clint Frazier RF

5. Gary Sanchez DH

6. Miguel Andujar LF

7. Kyle Higashioka C

8. Thairo Estrada 3B

9. Tyler Wade 2B

RHP Gerrit Cole