That 10-game offensive slump the Baltimore Orioles endured late last month has been quickly forgotten.
No player is more responsible for that than Mark Trumbo, who looks to continue his hot hitting and lead the Orioles to a fourth straight win Saturday night against the New York Yankees.
Baltimore's potent offense was held to 3.2 runs per game and a .216 average during a 3-7 stretch that closed May. Those struggles ended in emphatic fashion with a 13-9 victory over Boston on Wednesday before Trumbo hit two of the Orioles' season-high seven homers in a 12-7 win the next night.
Trumbo had three hits and scored two runs in a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Yankees in Friday's series opener.
He's tied for the major league lead with 17 homers and batting .359 with four home runs, 11 RBIs, four doubles and nine runs in the last 10 games.
Trumbo could be poised for more production against scheduled starter Ivan Nova. He's 9 for 16 with two homers in their matchups.
Also swinging a hot bat for Baltimore (31-22) is Hyun Soo Kim. The Korean rookie has played himself into an everyday role after appearing in just nine games through May 13. He had three hits Friday and is batting .400 during a nine-game stretch.
''He's been right in the middle of just about everything for us, it seems,'' manager Buck Showalter said.
The Yankees (25-29) were unable to hold a 5-2 lead and lost for the eighth time in nine games against the Orioles. New York got back-to-back home runs from Carlos Beltran and Alex Rodriguez in the fourth inning, but is batting .194 during a 3-7 stretch.
Rodriguez's homer was his 34th at Camden Yards, the most of any opposing player.
Mark Teixeira, mired in a 3-for-43 slump, left in the third inning with right knee discomfort.
''We have not heard anything from a doctor,'' manager Joe Girardi said. ''It's something he's dealt with before. For whatever reason, it started locking up tonight. We'll get it checked out and we'll know soon.''
Brian McCann was held out of the starting lineup with a hyperextended left elbow. He's 1 for his last 23.
Nova (3-3, 3.98 ERA) tries to rebound from losses in consecutive starts. After going 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in his first three starts since replacing Luis Severino in the rotation, Nova has allowed eight runs and 15 hits over 12 2/3 innings in his past two.
He yielded four runs and eight hits in six-plus innings of a 4-2 defeat at Toronto on Monday.
Since throwing back-to-back complete games against the Orioles in 2013, Nova is 1-2 with a 7.59 ERA in his last four meetings.
Matt Wieters (12 for 35 with four homers) and Chris Davis (9 for 29 with three homers) have both fared well in this matchup.
Tyler Wilson (2-4, 3.83) has provided the Orioles with a steady presence in the rotation, pitching at least six innings in five straight outings and allowing more than three earned runs just once in his seven starts.
He does, however, enter this game 0-3 with a 5.30 ERA in his past three starts. The right-hander gave up three runs and a season-high eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 7-2 loss to Boston on Monday.
One of Wilson's four quality starts this season came in a 7-0 loss to the Yankees on May 4. He surrendered three runs and four hits in six innings.