The Baltimore Orioles (15-36, 6-22 Road) will fly in for three games starting tonight against the New York Yankees (31-20, 16-7 home). The Yankees have won five of their last seven and are 5-1 against the Orioles this season including an early May sweep against the O’s at Yankee Stadium. Here is your series preview..

'Damn, That Ball Went FAR!' AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

Here’s the tale of the tape:
**AL Ranks

BAL NYY
OBP .312 (13th) .364 (1st)
ERA 4.66 (11th) 3.99 (5th)
BAA .280 (12th) .250 (5th)

Robinson Cano has hit Oriole pitching extremely well this season. He is 10 for 25 with three home runs in six games against the O’s. He has hit two home run off Tuesday’s starter, lefty Brian Matusz.

Pitching Match-Ups:

Tuesday, 7:05 PM, YES: Brian Matusz (2-5, 5.79 ERA) vs. Javier Vazquez (3-5, 6.86 ERA)

Last Start:
Matusz: Loss, five innings, six earned runs, four strikeouts (vs. Oakland)
Last vs. NYY: Loss, six innings, one earned run, two strikeouts
Vazquez: Loss, 5 2/3 innings, five earned runs, two strikeouts (at Minnesota)
Last vs. BALT: 2008; ND, eight innings, one earned run, seven strikeouts

Career Stats:
Matusz: 1-2, 2.37 ERA (two starts); 1-1, 1.38 ERA at Yankee Stadium
Vazquez: 6-2, 4.80 ERA (twelve starts)

**Vazquez has not won a game as a starting pitcher at Yankee Stadium this season.
**Matusz has not won a start since April 18th at Oakland.

Wednesday, 7:05 PM, YES: Brad Bergesen (3-3, 5.96 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes (6-1, 2.70 ERA)

Last Start:
Bergesen: ND, seven innings, four earned runs, no strikeouts (vs. Oakland)
Last Start vs. NYY: Loss, 6 1/3 innings, four earned runs, two strikeouts
Hughes: Win, seven innings, two earned runs, eight strikeouts (vs. Cleveland)
Last Start vs. BALT: ND, 5 2/3 innings, one earned run, two strikeouts

Career Stats:
Bergesen: 0-1, 5.68 ERA (one start at Yankee Stadium)
Hughes: 2-2, 5.97 ERA (six starts)

**Bergesen has not won a game since May 12th and has allowed 13 earned runs over his last 17 innings. He has walked more hitters (six) than struck out (three) during that same time frame.

Thursday, 1:05 PM, YES: Kevin Millwood (0-5, 3.89 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia (4-3, 4.16 ERA)

Last Start:
Millwood: Loss, six innings, four earned runs, two strikeouts (at Toronto)
Last Start vs. NYY: ND, 5 1/3 innings, two earned runs, four strikeouts
Sabathia: ND, six innings, five earned runs, five strikeouts (vs. Cleveland)
Last Start vs. BALT: Win, eight innings, one earned run, two strikeouts

Career Stats:
Millwood: 2-4, 4.73 ERA (ten starts); 2-1 5.33 ERA at Yankee Stadium
Sabathia: 11-1, 2.52 ERA (sixteen starts)

**Sabathia has not won a game since May 3rd, when he defeated the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
**Millwood has not won a game since October 1st, 2009 when he won in Anaheim.

After this series, the Yankees hit the road for a weekend series in Toronto. Luckily, Roy Halladay Mr. Perfect will not be waiting for them for the first time since 1998.