Clint Frazier hit a three-run homer in the top of the eighth that gave the New York Yankees a 6-4 victory over the host Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
Aaron Judge added two homers and three RBIs as the Yankees have won the first two games of this series, banging out seven homers along the way, including three in this game.
Baltimore had a 4-3 lead before the Yankees rallied in the eighth. They put two on with two outs before Frazier crushed a hanging slider from Miguel Castro (0-1) into the left-field seats.
Adam Ottavino (1-0) got the win in relief, and Aroldis Chapman closed it for his second save.
Neither starter made it out of the fifth inning. For New York, J.A. Happ lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on five hits but threw 88 pitches.
Dylan Bundy allowed three runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings, including the two Judge homers — the right-hander gave up an American League-high 41 last season — and left with the Orioles trailing 3-1 after throwing 85 pitches.
Both teams used power to score in the opening inning. Judge hit a solo homer to center field that gave New York a 1-0 lead.
That was Judge’s first homer this season. But Trey Mancini hit his fourth, also a solo shot, to right in the bottom half that tied the game.
Judge then hit a two-run homer off Bundy in the third that gave New York a 3-1 lead.
Renato Nunez made it 3-2 when he lined an RBI single off Jonathan Holder in the fifth.
Baltimore added two more in the seventh. With runners on first and third and no outs, Chris Davis greeted Ottavino with a grounder to first baseman Greg Bird. He momentarily bobbled it and then threw home late as Cedric Mullins scored the tying run.
Jonathan Villar went to second on the play, stole third with Ruiz up and scored on a sacrifice fly that gave the Orioles a 4-3 lead. The Orioles wasted a number of scoring chances, finishing 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranding 11.
—Field Level Media