EditorsNote: Added stat on Belances’ consecutive scoreless streak ending
Jonathan Schoop’s bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night at Oriole Park.
Baltimore earned its first walk-off win since Opening Day.
With the score 5-5, Caleb Joseph began the game-winning rally when New York right-hander Dellin Betances (1-3) hit him with a pitch leading off the ninth. Adam Jones moved Joseph to third with a one-out double, and Betances intentionally walked Manny Machado, who already had homered twice and was 3-for-4.
Mark Trumbo struck out, but Schoop followed with a single just past first base to give the Orioles their second win in three games.
It was the first time Betances had allowed a run since May 23, a span of 18 consecutive scoreless appearances and 19 2/3 innings.
Zach Britton (1-0) got the win after a scoreless ninth inning.
Greg Bird collected four RBIs for the Yankees, and Didi Gregorius had three hits.
Andrew Cashner gave up five runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings for Baltimore.
New York starter Masahiro Tanaka returned from the disabled list after recovering from strained hamstrings and allowed three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Baltimore almost took the lead in the second when Schoop hit a ball that appeared to just make it over the wall in left. However, upon review, the umpires ruled the ball hit the top of the wall, and Schoop was given a double and later was stranded at third.
The Orioles jumped on top in the fourth when Joey Rickard hit a two-run double to left.
Cashner retired the first 13 batters he faced before Gregorius singled in the fifth. Miguel Andujar then walked before Bird hit his three-run homer to right, giving New York a 3-2 lead.
The advantage did not last long as Machado homered off Tanaka on the first pitch of the bottom of the fifth.
The Yankees then scored twice in the top of the seventh. Bird hit a sacrifice fly that broke the 3-3 tie, and Neil Walker added an RBI single.
Baltimore tied it in the bottom half when Machado hit a two-run shot that was originally ruled in play before the umpires reviewed it and changed the call. Machado’s 23rd homer of the year made it 5-5.
—Field Level Media