The Orioles had a 9-1 lead in this one at one point but the Yankees would come back to tie it up 11-11 in the 9th and then win in extras on Matt Holliday’s three run walkoff home run.
Player of the Game
- Mark Trumbo had a much needed breakthrough performance at the plate. He finished 3-for-6 with a grand slam, his 2nd homer of the season.
- Kevin Gausman appeared to have put his previous struggles behind him as he tossed four scoreless innings to begin his outing. Aaron Judge started the Yankee comeback with a solo shot in the 5th. Gausman then allowed an RBI groundout in the 6th followed by another home run to Judge, this time a two run shot. Just like that four runs were back on the board. Gausman departed with no outs in the 7th after allowing a leadoff single to Austin Romine. Final Line: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, No Decision.
Not So Sweet Relief
- The Yankees simply have the Oriole bullpen’s number this year or something as this marks the second consecutive game the pen blew up against the Yankees after having a solid lead.
- Vidal Nuno took over for Gausman in the 7th, loaded the bases, then allowed a grand slam to Jacoby Ellsbury that put them right back in it.
- Brad Brach took over in the 9th with a three run lead and then proceeded to blow that lead in an uncharacteristically bad performance. Chase Headley led off with a walk and then Matt Holliday singled to put runners on the corners with no outs. After Jacoby Ellsbury grounded into an RBI forceout, Starlin Castro tied the game up with one swing of the bat. Brach would work out of the inning from there to take the game to extras.
- Jayson Aquino took over in the 10th and allowed a three run walkoff home run to Matt Holliday.
- The bats came to play tonight. Unfortunately, it didn’t matter as 11 runs still wasn’t enough to secure a win.
- Manny Machado has a big game, finishing 3-for-5 with a walk, 3 RBI, and a home run.
- Welington Castillo hit his first home run as an Oriole, a two-run shot to right field.