Gerrit Cole limited the Orioles to 2 hits in Game 1 of the Friday doubleheader in New York. Renato Nunez and Hanser Alberto were the only two Orioles to have success against Cole, who allowed 1 walk while striking out 9.
The New York Yankees shutout the Orioles 6-0 behind Cole’s complete game effort.
Alex Cobb (1-4) started for the Orioles and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5. Among the 7 hits were homers to D.J. LeMahieu, Brett Gardner and Kyle Higashioka.
The loss dropped the Orioles to 2.5 games behind the Yankees in the fight for the final Wild Card spot in the American League.