BALTIMORE -- Aaron Judge hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning and the Yankees rallied for four more in the ninth to post a 7-3 win on Sunday at Camden Yards, sending the Orioles to their first loss in five games this season."It's good getting the win on
BALTIMORE -- Aaron Judge hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning and the Yankees rallied for four more in the ninth to post a 7-3 win on Sunday at Camden Yards, sending the Orioles to their first loss in five games this season.
"It's good getting the win on a getaway day, heading home, going back to Yankee Stadium and getting to see our fans," said Judge, whose eighth-inning solo shot off Mychal Givens was his first home run of the season.
New York piled on Orioles reliever Darren O'Day. After a leadoff walk by Matthew Holliday, pinch-runner Jacoby Ellsbury stole second and scored on Starlin Castro's single. Judge drove in another run, and a sacrifice fly by Austin Romine combined with Jonathan Schoop's throwing error tacked two more on.
"I threw some good pitches early in the outing, and they were just pitcher's pitches, and I couldn't make the adjustment to get back into the zone to get strikes called," O'Day said. "Over-adjusted on some pitches, and you put three guys on base, bad things are usually going to happen. I gave up a couple of hits, they got some runs. It just wasn't a good outing. It was pretty bad."
Quiet for the first five innings, the Yankees' offense broke through on O's reliever Tyler Wilson in the sixth. Ronald Torreyes' two-run triple, marked the first runs of the season allowed by Baltimore's bullpen as Torreyes extended his team lead in RBIs to seven.
"We knew [Torreyes] was a good player. He's played well for us, but he's playing really well," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He has the ability to do that. His hits have come at really important times for us. They've been RBIs. And he's played a very good shortstop, so we're very pleased with what he's done."
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Baltimore got RBIs from Mark Trumbo, Trey Mancini and J.J. Hardy, though Yankees veteran Carsten Sabathia did his best to keep New York in the game over his six frames. The Yanks' bats couldn't say the same, as New York didn't record a hit off starter Wade Miley until the fifth inning despite getting seven walks.
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All rise: Down a run, Judge tied things up with one swing, sending Givens' 2-2 pitch into the left-field stands. Judge, who scored a run and drove in two, entered Sunday's game with just one RBI. He snapped an 0-for-11 streak with a line-drive single off the left-field wall in the sixth inning -- the hardest-hit ball by a Yankee in the past two seasons, measured at 115.9 mph by Statcast™.
"I hope it helps him relax," Girardi said. "Sometimes young players can put a lot of pressure on themselves when you don't have that track record, so hopefully it's just a sign of things to come." More >
Miley takes a walk on the wild side: Making his season debut after being slowed this spring by the flu, Miley walked seven -- matching his career high -- but turned in a scoreless outing. The Yankees had just one hit on the afternoon off Miley.
"That was weird," Miley said of his outing. "I did that one other time in my career, when I was with Arizona. Not really sure where it was going then get in a big situation, and it's right back where it needs to be. Definitely was off, definitely need to be making some adjustments. Probably not going to be very successful living on the edge like that throughout a full season, but was able to get out of some jams and keep it down." More >
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Chris Carter's seventh-inning single marked the 500th hit of his career and his first as a Yankee. Matthew Holliday drew a career-high five walks, tying a Yankees franchise record.
Yankees:Michael Pineda (0-1, 9.82 ERA) will be on the mound as the Yankees host the Rays for the 115th home opener in franchise history on Monday, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET. Alex Cobb (1-0, 1.59 ERA) starts for Tampa Bay in a reprise of the April 5 matchup at Tropicana Field, a 4-1 Rays victory.
Orioles: The O's will enjoy an off-day on Monday before heading to Boston for a quick two-game series against the Red Sox. Dylan Bundy will open against Red Sox lefty Thomas Pomeranz, who will be activated off the disabled list to make his season debut.
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