Yankees’ Pineda to face Chen in series opener against the Orioles

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08:  Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees tries to pick off the runner at first in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 08: Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees tries to pick off the runner at first in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The Yankees are riding an offensive outpouring against the Red Sox coming into Baltimore where they start a three-game series Monday.

After beating their rivals 14-4, Pineda hopes the run production continues as the Yankees take on the Orioles at Camden Yards.  Baltimore will start Wei-Yin Chen, who gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

Pineda was solid in his first bid Wednesday against the 4-2 Blue Jays — he left after six innings with a no-decision after allowing two hits.

Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner have both had success against Chen, Ellsbury has batted safely six times in 13 at bats (.462), and Gardner is hitting .357 including two doubles, a home run and five RBIs.

Defense, however, may prove to be the key to victory as the Bronx Bombers currently lead the league in errors, with eight in just five games.

The game will be shown locally on WPIX-TV, pre-game starts at 6:30 p.m. and the first pitch is 7:05 p.m.

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