The Baltimore Orioles are arriving in the Bronx with a chance to leave town with a share of first place.
The Orioles will look to further trim the New York Yankees' three-game AL East lead Friday night in the opener of a three-game set.
Baltimore (72-58) is brimming with confidence after winning 20 of its last 29 games and capping a 5-1 homestand with Thursday's 5-3 win over the White Sox.
"Our guys aren't going up there to experience the atmosphere," manager Buck Showalter said. "They're going to try to compete with the team we're trying to catch."
The mood is different for New York (75-55), which led the division by 10 games over the Orioles on July 18. The Yankees are 18-21 since.
"It's baseball. You look forward to the series (against Baltimore)," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "You got a chance to put more space between you and them."
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