The Yankees won their fifth-straight game on Sunday, taking down the Orioles, 3-1. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Sunday's game
1. Pinch-hitting for Brett Gardner in the eighth inning, glasses Gleyber Torres stayed hot, as he roped an opposite-field, two-run double off Tanner Scott to give the Yankees the late 3-1 lead. In his last five games, Torres is hitting .500 (7-for-14).
2. J.A. Happ had just one blemish in his five innings of work - a leadoff home run to Renato Nunez in the second inning. That was the only run he allowed, as he struck out five batters without walking one. In his last five starts, Happ owns a 2.45 ERA (eight earned runs/29.1 innings).
3. Tyler Wade cleared the short porch in the bottom of the third inning for his second home run of the season, tying the game at one.
4. However, that was the only run the Yankees would score in six innings against John Means, as Means shut the Yankees down to just five hits in his start.
5. The Yankees did have a threat on Means, as they had bases loaded with one out in the fourth inning, but back-to-back pop outs by Thairo Estrada and Kyle Higashioka ended the threat.
6. Adam Ottavino continued to struggle - despite recording to outs, he did allow to Orioles to reach base in the sixth inning. He was replaced by Jonathan Holder, who got DJ Stewart to pop out to end the threat. Holder, Chad Green, Zack Britton, and Aroldis Chapman combined for four shutout innings of relief.