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Wednesday night Orioles game thread: vs. Yankees, 7:05

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The Orioles dropped last night’s game to the Yankees, but on the bright side, they’ve won two of their last three. John Means will try to make it three of four.

Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

The Orioles’ latest bid to play spoiler didn’t get off to a hot start. Baltimore gave up five home runs Tuesday, and the playoff-hunting Yankees came away with a 7-2 win.

Baltimore will get another shot tonight, though, and it’ll have its ace on the mound to help in that endeavor.

John Means is getting the start, taking his 5-7 record and 3.42 ERA to the mound for the third time against New York. He’s allowed three runs in 9.2 innings against the Bronx Bombers, and after struggling through August has started to point the arrow back up. He’s allowed only two earned runs in each of his last three starts, and has a 2.98 ERA in that span.

He’ll go against Nestor Cortes Jr., who is 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA. He made his only other appearance against the Orioles on Sept. 3, allowing one run on four hits in 5.2 innings while striking out seven.

Yankees lineup

1. DJ LeMahieu 3B

2. Aaron Judge RF

3. Anthony Rizzo 1B

4. Giancarlo Stanton LF

5. Luke Voit DH

6. Gleyber Torres 2B

7. Gary Sanchez C

8. Brett Gardner CF

9. Gio Urshela SS

LHP Nestor Cortes

Orioles lineup

1. Cedric Mullins CF

2. Ryan Mountcastle 1B

3. Austin Hays RF

4. Anthony Santander DH

5. Ramon Urias 2B

6. Ryan McKenna LF

7. Pat Valaika SS

8. Kelvin Gutierrez 3B

9. Austin Wynns C

LHP John Means