BALTIMORE — Gleyber Torres hit two of the Yankees’ five home runs, and the team survived a shaky outing from C.C. Sabathia in a 7-5 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday night.
Torres homered leading off the third and fifth innings to help the Yankees take a 7-2 lead. He has four multihomer games this season — all against Baltimore — and has gone deep against the Orioles 10 times in 11 games.
Gary Sanchez hit his ninth homer against the Orioles this season, and D.J. LeMahieu and Thairo Estrada also connected. New York has 33 home runs against Baltimore, leads the series 9-2 and is 6-0 at Camden Yards.
The Yankees will seek to complete a four-game sweep Wednesday afternoon and already are assured of their sixth straight series win.
Baltimore has lost five in a row to sink to 15-34, the worst record in the majors.
Sabathia (3-1) allowed five runs and six hits, including two home runs, in five innings. Although his earned-run average climbed from 2.97 to 3.48, the lefty earned his first win at Camden Yards in seven starts since June 2016.
Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.
The Yankees took charge in the second inning when Estrada and LeMahieu hit two-run homers off Dan Straily (1-4), who gave up two more long balls before being pulled after four ineffective innings.
Torres hit Gabriel Ynoa’s second pitch over the right field wall, the 104th home run yielded by Baltimore pitchers in 49 games. One night earlier, the Orioles broke the record held by the 2000 Kansas City Royals for quickest to allow 100 home runs (57 games).