The Yankees flexed their muscles tonight by hitting four homers off Oriole pitching, as they cruised to an 8-4 win at Camden Yards. The Yankees are now one win away from reaching the World Series for the first time since 1981.
New York added another run in the second on Darryl Strawberry‘s solo home run – the first of his two jacks on the night. Again, Rogers allowed the Orioles to answer with a run when Chris Hoiles hit a solo homer of his own.
Paul O’Neill hit a two run homer as the Yankees’ power barrage continued in the fourth, but Rogers got into a jam in the bottom of the fourth and was replaced by Weathers, who allowed two inherited runners to score to cut the Yankees’ lead to 5-4.
In the eighth, the Yankees put the game away against Armando Benitez. A Cecil Fielder groundout with runners on first and third made the score 6-4. Strawberry then smacked a two run shot to left field. Wetteland came on to close out the game.
“We feel that no one can stop us,” Rivera said. The Yankees go for the AL pennant tomorrow night when Andy Pettitte starts against Scott Ericsson.