The New York Yankees are in a race for the AL East and can’t afford to slip up, just 1.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for first-place. The Baltimore Orioles, meanwhile, have been heading in the opposite direction, losers of six straight, and last year’s AL East division champions look to be all but eliminated from the race for first.
However, a strong September showing could have them right back in the thick of things concerning an AL Wild Card spot, which makes the upcoming tilt between the two division rivals all the more important. On September 7, both AL East residents will collide at Yankee Stadium, and only one will get their wish: Either the Yanks will take one step closer to securing the division crown, or the Orioles will gain some much-needed ground in their pursuit of a Wild Card berth.
As crucial as this series is, tickets to see the Orioles and Yankees do battle once again are still very affordable on Ticketmaster. In fact, while the premium seating climbs as high as $365 on the secondary market, the get-in price is just $20 on Ticketmaster, which is an absolute bargain to see a game between two of the better teams the American League has to offer. The Yankees are considered one of the frontrunners to represent the AL in this year’s World Series, while Baltimore, despite their current slump, went as far as the ALCS a year ago before falling to the Kansas City Royals, pretty much with the same roster they have at the moment.
All three games carry similar pricing, but the best value may be found in the latter two games, which each feature a promotional item being given out to fans. In the middle affair, it’s Old School Pennant Night at Yankee Stadium, while in the series finale, fans can enjoy the rare giveaway they’ll receive on Peanuts Bobblehead Night.
While the Orioles have been scuffling, the Yankees known not to underestimate last year’s AL East champions. Baltimore still possess a quality lineup, consisting of the likes of Manny Machado, Adam Jones, and Chris Davis, so even though their starting pitching has mostly been suspect throughout the 2015 campaign, they still have the ability to keep up with anyone on the scoreboard. Up to this point, the Yankees have done a nice job versus the Orioles this year, holding an 8-5 edge in the season series entering their upcoming three-game set.
It won’t be the last time these two division rivals duke it out, as they are also set to meet in the last series of the year at Oriole Park At Camden Yards. At the same time, those tickets figure to carry an enormous price tag, so for those interested in seeing the Yankees and Orioles go at it, your best bet is to catch them in their upcoming series next week, which should be considerably cheaper than the one that will close out the Major League Baseball season. Either way, exciting baseball action will certainly be on tap no matter which series you pick, with both teams literally fighting for their playoff lives. There’s nothing more exciting than meaningful baseball in the middle of a pennant race.