Gary Sanchez capped a four-run top of the ninth inning with a three-run homer as the visiting New York Yankees rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.
The Orioles took an early 6-1 lead, helped by home runs from Hanser Alberto (4-for-5) and Renato Nunez, but three homers sparked the New York comeback. Gleyber Torres homered twice for the Yankees and now has 10 this season, eight of which have come against Baltimore.
Torres’ second long ball was a solo shot in the eighth off Mychal Givens (0-1) that cut the Baltimore lead to 7-6. New York tied it in the ninth on an Aaron Hicks sacrifice fly before Sanchez (2-for-5, four RBIs) crushed a three-run homer into the left field seats with two outs off Givens, who gave up five runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Former Orioles closer Zack Britton (2-0) earned the win, and Aroldis Chapman closed it in the ninth for his 12th save.
Andrew Cashner gave the Orioles a solid starting effort, allowing three runs on five hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked two.
New York starter J.A. Happ was touched up for six runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings, but he escaped with a no-decision thanks to the team’s late rally.
The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the first. Trey Mancini doubled in Alberto, who had led off the inning with a double. Pedro Severino’s single brought in the second run.
Torres cut New York’s deficit to 2-1 with a solo homer in the second.
The Orioles made it 4-1 with solo homers from Alberto and Nunez in the third. Alberto and Dwight Smith Jr. had back-to-back RBI singles in the fourth, the latter hit knocking out Happ.
The Yankees cut the margin to 6-3 in the sixth thanks to Sanchez’s RBI single and an RBI groundout from Kendrys Morales. New York made it 7-5 in the seventh before Torres homered on the first pitch from closer Givens with two outs in the eighth.
—Field Level Media