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Baltimore Orioles' Cedric Mullins, left, celebrates with Ryan Mountcastle (6) and Austin Hays after the team's 13-1 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Orioles show progress in second year of rebuild under Elias

Sep. 28, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

If Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias was to assess his rebuilding project on results alone, he'd take no satisfaction in finishing 10 games under .500 and in fourth place in the AL East. Elias, however, remains focused on the long term. So he sees reason to be enthusiastic about the improvement the...

New York Yankees pinch hitter Gleyber Torres follows through on a two-run double to center field in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yanks beat O's 3-1, open 5 1/2-game lead for playoff berth

Sep. 13, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres had a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning for his first career pinch hit, lifting the Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday for a four-game sweep that consolidated New York’s playoff position. Torres, given the day off from the...

New York Yankees Clint Frazier, left, is safe scoring ahead of the tag by Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino (28) on pinch-hitter Gleyber Torres's two-run double during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Torres' pinch-double helps Yanks sweep O's; lead at 5 1/2 G

Sep. 13, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres drove in two with a pinch-hit double with two outs in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Sunday to complete a pivotal four-game sweep. The Yankees have won five straight and moved 5 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles for the eighth and final...