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Facing Little Resistance, the Yankees’ Main Goal Is Health

Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

No one could have blamed the Baltimore Orioles for the sense of hopelessness that must have washed over them during the first inning of Monday afternoon’s game against the Yankees. A familiar script was rolled out the moment Didi Gregorius’s three-run home run cleared the right field wall, and the tale didn’t change throughout a day-night doubleheader sweep: another unforgiving attack against Orioles pitchers, seven Yankees home runs (three by Gleyber Torres), two more victories in the Bronx for the home team, another pinstriped step forward in an unfettered path to October.