The Orioles have no answers for Gleyber Torres.
The 22-year-old New York infielder blasted a three-run homer off of Baltimore reliever Tom Eshelman in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium on Monday.
"You gotta put four fingers up when Torres comes to the plate, cause when he comes around 3rd it's too late." -Gary Thorne pic.twitter.com/M1W1FVOGci
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 13, 2019
The home run was Torres' second of the game and third of the day, as he also hit one in the Yankees’ 8-5 win over Baltimore in the opener of their doubleheader.
Gleyber Torres has homered in both games of a doubleheader against Baltimore for the second time this season. The last player to homer in both games of two doubleheaders against an opponent in the same season was Mike Schmidt in 1983 against Montreal (June 21 and September 14).
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 13, 2019
Torres now has 13 home runs against the Orioles this season, which is the most any player has recorded against a single opponent in the divisional era, according to MLB Stats. He’s one shy of the record of 14 set by Lou Gehrig against Cleveland in 1936.
Gleyber Torres is now in a second-place tie for the most home runs against one opponent in a season. https://t.co/1DpNvlaZ86
— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein_) August 13, 2019
Torres also became the youngest American League player ever to have six multi home-run games in a single season.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 13, 2019
Five of those have come against the Orioles.
Torres has 5 multi-homer games vs. #orioles ... also a record
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) August 13, 2019
"We're making him look like a first-ballot Hall of Famer," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said after the game, via MLB.com.
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Torres has belted 26 total home runs in 2019 and entered play Monday slashing .278/.345/.501 in 106 games. He has made the All-Star team in both of his MLB seasons.