Escape From New York : The Orioles come into New York undefeated after a sweep in Boston but need a win in extra innings to avoid getting swept themselves.
Game 1 : Yankees 7, Orioles 0 – Aaron Judge blasts a solo shot in the 4th Giancarlo Stanton hits his 8th career Grand Slam in the 5th, while Jordan Montgomery tosses 6 shutout innings. He allows just 4 hits, walks 0 & strikes out 7 as the Yankees blank the O’s to win for the 11th time in a row against Baltimore @ home.
NYY (2-2) Bal (3-1)
WP : Montgomery (1-0)
LP : Lopez (0-1)
Game 2 : Yankees 7, Orioles 2 – Gerrit Cole strikes out 13 in 7 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits & doesn’t walk a man, Jay Bruce hits a solo shot in the 2nd & Aaron Judge drills a 3-run shot in the 8th to break the game open, he drives in 4 on the night. Rio Ruiz hits a 2-run shot in the 9th as O’s avoid the shutout for the 2nd straight night.
NYY (3-2) Bal (3-2)
WP : Cole (1-0)
LP : Kremer (0-1)
Game 3 : Orioles 4, Yankees 3 (11 innings) – Cedric Mullins & Anthony Santander homer in the 4th & Santander scores on an error in the 10th, then guns down Gio Urshela at home plate in the 11th to preserve the win & help the Orioles salvage the series. The O’s win despite being out hit 13 to 4 & snap a 12 game losing streak @ Yankee Stadium in the process.
NYY (3-3) Bal (4-2)
WP : Valdez (1-0)
LP : Green (0-1)
S : Fry (1)
The Birds now return home for their home opener against Boston on Thursday & both teams will be off on Friday, before the series resumes on Saturday.