From now until the end of the season, we will be tracking the progress of the Yankees with their 1998 World Championship team, which won 114 games in the regular season.
Through 105 Games:
Tuesday night: Yankees 6, Baltimore 3
Masahiro Tanaka had another great outing, as he went six shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, with 8 strikeouts, to improve to 9-2 on the season.
The Yankees got on the board in the first on a Gleyber Torres RBI single and made it 2-0 in the second on a Didi Gregorius RBI single.
Miguel Andujar hit a three-run homer to give the Yankees a commanding 6-0 edge in the fourth.
August 2, 1998: Seattle 6, Yankees 3
Paul O’Neill hit a solo home run in the first to give the Yankees an early lead, but it was all Seattle after that.
Seattle got a run in the second, and then two in the third, with Jay Buhner getting an RBI single to make it 3-1.
In the fourth, Ken Griffey, Jr., had an RBI single to make it 4-1, and then after the Yankees cut it to 4-3 in the seventh, Buhner put it away with a two-run shot to make it 6-3.
David Cone took the loss in this one, as he allowed 6 runs on 9 hits and 4 walks, with 11 strikeouts, to drop to 15-4.
Where they stand: The 2018 Yankees (68-37) are now nine games off the pace of the 1998 team, which was 77-28 through 105 games.