Shaun O'Hara

Yankees Keep Dominating Orioles With Three Homers In 9-3 Win

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees were without a steadying presence at first base for much of the season, starting a mix of aging veterans and minor league call-ups at the position.

All along, they held out hope that the oft-injured Greg Bird would return and, more importantly, produce. He's done just that, and appears to be hitting his stride at the right time.

Bird and Didi Gregorius both homered for the second straight game, rookie Jordan Montgomery pitched six shutout innings and the Yankees downed the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Saturday for their fourth win in a row.

"I think the kid has the ability to be extremely productive," manager Joe Girardi said of...