NEW YORK -- The Yankees enjoyed an offensive barrage to complete a three-game sweep of the O's with a 9-3 win on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. Jacoby Ellsbury had three of New York's 13 hits and finished a triple shy of the cycle, driving in four runs, and Chase Headley plated three.
With four runs in the first inning, one in the second and two each in the third and fifth, the American League East-leading Yankees climbed to a season-best 12 games over .500. The Orioles, on the other hand, dropped their fourth series since the beginning of July.
Grace Raynor and Alden Woods are associate reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.