The critical three-game series between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles reaches its conclusion Sunday, as the two AL East Division foes square off at Yankee Stadium (1:05 p.m. ET on YES Network). The Yankees (76-56) and Orioles (73-59) enter the contest separated by just three games in the standings, meaning a victory in today's rubber match would be a big step toward earning a division crown.
To take the three-game set, New York will turn to pitcher Phil Hughes (13-11, 4.02 ERA), who will oppose the Orioles' Chris Tillman (7-2, 3.26 ERA). Hughes is making his first start with an extra day of rest, while Tillman is coming off a stellar no-run, seven-inning outing against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.