Yankees Are Off to Third Best Start in Franchise History

BALTIMORE — Luis Severino allowed one hit in six innings, and Jose Trevino became the first Yankees catcher with a home run this year when he hit a three-run drive in the fourth to lift the surging Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles, 6-2, Monday night.

Josh Donaldson and Anthony Rizzo added back-to-back solo homers in the ninth for the Yankees, who won for the 19th time in 22 games. New York (26-9) is off to one of the best 35-game starts in franchise history. Only the 1939 and 1928 teams, at 28-7, were better at this point.

Anthony Santander homered twice for Baltimore’s only runs, but the Orioles managed only one other hit in the game.

Kyle Bradish (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in four and a third innings in his fourth career start. He walked three and struck out six.

The Yankees left the bases loaded in the first, then Baltimore squandered a chance to take the lead after Joey Gallo misplayed Cedric Mullins’ fly ball in left field for a three-base error. After a walk to Trey Mancini, the Orioles had men on first and third with nobody out, but Mancini was doubled off first when second baseman Gleyber Torres made a diving catch on Santander’s soft liner.

They had taken a 1-0 lead in the third on Giancarlo Stanton’s R.B.I. double. With two on in the fourth, Trevino’s fly to right hit the pole.

As the Yankees continued to surge, Donaldson had three hits and a walk, extending his on-base streak to 22 games. And Rizzo, Stanton and Aaron Judge — who had the night off — became the first triumvirate of Yankees hitters to reach double digits in home runs by the team’s 35th game.

Mets Are Rained Out

Monday’s scheduled game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Mets was postponed because of rain in the forecast and will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader Tuesday at Citi Field.

The first game will begin at 3:10 p.m., with the nightcap to follow 30 to 40 minutes after the opener ends.

The teams are set to play a four-game series — their first meeting since getting into a bench-clearing scuffle last month in St. Louis.

With heavy thunderstorms in the evening forecast, the game was postponed a little more than three and a half hours before it was supposed to begin.

“With severe weather in the area, we are thinking about everyone’s safety, so tonight’s game has been postponed,” the Mets posted on Twitter.

Tuesday will mark the Mets’ fourth doubleheader this year. They swept the San Francisco Giants on April 19 and the Atlanta Braves on May 3, both at home, before splitting a twinbill in Philadelphia on May 8.

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