Summer in Baltimore doesn't get any better: A three-game sweep of the Yankees at Camden Yards heading into the Fourth of July. Bonus: With the three-game sweep, the second-place Orioles not only kept pace with Boston, they knocked the Yankees back into fourth in the American League East.
Stud of the Week for June 24-July 1:
Machado continued his season-long hot hitting, including smacking his league-leading 38th double Sunday night. He's now batting .321 on the year, fourth-best in the American League.
The 20-year-old, who certainly won't have to pay for a drink in Baltimore after his birthday this Saturday, immediately announced the O's were looking to sweep New York with his first-inning home run yesterday.
Machado got the ball rolling offensively in each of the O's three wins against the Yankees, but the key sequence in the series came in Game 1. Facing C.C. Sabitha,...