I think it is fair to say that Mark Reynolds is on a bit of a tear.
In Saturday’s second inning, Reynolds hit a 91-mph fastball from CC Sabathia for his 21st home run of the season.
It also was his ninth in nine games and seventh in September.
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How locked in is Reynolds right now?
Consider he had seven homers in the first half of the season. And seven since Sept. 2.
Reynolds has hit seven homers this season against the Yankees, that ties for most in Orioles history (Ramon Hernandez in 2006). Toronto’s Vernon Wells in 2010 was the last player to hit seven in a season against the Bronx Bombers; Detroit’s Hank Greenberg has the record, 11 in 1938.
Lew Ford followed with a home run of his own, which was the sixth time this season the Orioles have hit back-to-back homers. It tied the game.
The Orioles took a 3-2 lead in the third on a RBI double by J.J. Hardy.