The Orioles played tough baseball through 14 innings in the Bronx. They won the battle of bullpens and pitching defense. Pedro Alvarez made the best of his late-game insertion. The Yankees used eight pitchers in 14 innings of battle.
Player of Game:
– Kevin Gausman threw 96 pitches (61 strikes) while matching CC Sabathia through five innings, striking out three and allowing two runs and a walk. He used a 93-95 MPH fastball and a sinker that did not get called as a strike often by the umpire. As opposed to his last outing, Gausman worked down in the strike zone. He threw multiple changeups as well as a few sliders.
Highlighted hitting moments:
– Chris Davis homered to deep right-center.
– Manny Machado hit his first two homers of the season and was on base six times
– Pedro Alvarez entered the game in extra innings and went two for two with the grand slam game-winner as the topper.
Highlighted pitching moments:
– Pedro Araujo was the winning pitcher with two scoreless innings of work.
– Mychal Givens walked two and struck out three in his two innings of work.
– Miguel Castro allowed a solo home run to tie the game in his two and one-third inning of work. It was the only hit he permitted. Castro struck out two.
– Richard Bleier is a magical beast. Somehow he pitched an inning and two-thirds of scoreless baseball.
Highlighted defensive plays
– Mychal Givens, a pitcher, and reformed short-stop is not a catcher. He blocked the plate in the eleventh inning to save the game.