BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Decide hit two extra dwelling runs in opposition to Baltimore, Gio Urshela had a go-ahead, pinch-hit shot and the New York Yankees overcame a spate of accidents to beat the Orioles 5-4 Friday night time.
Decide is now 10 for 19 with 5 dwelling runs dealing with the Orioles this season. He has 13 profession multihomer video games, 5 of them in opposition to Baltimore.
Urshela remains to be hampered by a left knee harm however was accessible off the bench within the seventh. After Miguel Andújar singled and Kyle Higashioka earned a stroll, Urshela hit the second pinch-hit homer of his profession off Travis Lakins (1-4) to erase a 4-2 deficit.
Urshela fouled off 4 2-2 pitches earlier than connecting.
“It was only a big-time at-bat by a very good participant,” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. “I’m glad I had (him) sitting over there as a weapon tonight, clearly.”
The Yankees had been lacking a number of key gamers, together with shortstop Gleyber Torres (COVID-19), middle fielder Aaron Hicks (left wrist) and slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who was a late scratch with left quad tightness.
Yankees starter Corey Kluber (3-2) allowed 4 runs and 7 hits with six strikeouts over six innings. He additionally posted his 1,five hundredth profession strikeout within the third.
It was the second time in 17 days Kluber earned a win in opposition to Baltimore, which fell to 0-16 when trailing after eight innings.
“For essentially the most half, I executed pitches fairly properly all through the course of the sport,” Kluber mentioned.
Jonathan Loáisiga picked up his second save.
Decide gave the Yankees the lead on the primary with a deep, solo homer off Orioles rookie Dean Kremer, who had misplaced his earlier two begins to the Yankees this season.
“I’m simply attempting to do my job,” Decide mentioned. “Hitting in the midst of the lineup, I’ve to get issues going. I used to be simply attempting to do what I might.”
Austin Hays tied the sport with a one-out dwelling run within the backside half.
Decide gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead within the fourth along with his second homer of the sport. He has 22 dwelling runs in opposition to Baltimore in 58 video games, his most in opposition to any crew.
“We had been only a run brief tonight,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned. “I believed Dean threw the ball properly. He gave up two homers there to Decide. He gave us 5 innings, left with a lead and we simply didn’t maintain it.”
The Orioles took a 4-2 lead within the fifth on a pair of RBI doubles by Pedro Severino and Trey Mancini, sandwiched between a run-scoring single by Pat Valiaka off Kluber.
Urshela, nevertheless, erased the deficit with one swing of the bat.
“I’m simply attempting to maintain that confidence that I’ve been engaged on the final couple of years,” Urshela mentioned. “I’m simply attempting to convey that confidence each single day that I play. That’s all I’m attempting to do.”
YANKEES COVID-19 UPDATE
The Yankees didn’t have any new optimistic checks for COVID-19 so as to add to their eight circumstances already, Boone mentioned earlier than the sport. The crew revealed earlier this week that Torres examined optimistic for the coronavirus regardless of being absolutely vaccinated and having beforehand had COVID-19. Along with Torres, New York has three coaches and 4 touring staffers which can be breakthrough positives, that means they examined optimistic regardless of being absolutely vaccinated.
Yankees: Hicks had an MRI that exposed a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. Boone mentioned the crew will initially attempt to deal with the harm with drugs, and if that goes properly, Hicks could possibly be accessible this weekend. Hicks, nevertheless, might require surgical procedure if the drugs shouldn’t be efficient. “I believe it might go both manner,” Boone mentioned.
Orioles: OF Anthony Santander (sprained left ankle) started an harm rehab project Friday at Double-A Bowie and went 1 for 4.
Yankees: RHP Domingo German (2-2, 4.02 ERA) earned his second win of the season in opposition to the Orioles when he threw seven scoreless innings in a 7-0 victory April 28.
Orioles: RHP Jorge Lopez (1-3, 5.63 ERA) had a no-decision in his earlier begin in opposition to the Yankees, permitting two runs over 4 innings in Baltimore’s 4-3 victory April 29.
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