Sunday, April 9, 2017
Aaron Judge hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning and the Yankees rallied for four more in the ninth to post a 7-3 win on Sunday at Camden Yards, sending the Orioles to their first loss in five games this season.
“It’s good getting the win on a getaway day, heading home, going back to Yankee Stadium and getting to see our fans,” said Judge, whose eighth-inning solo shot off Mychal Givens was his first home run of the season.
New York piled on Orioles reliever Darren O’Day. After a leadoff walk by Matt Holliday, pinch-runner Jacoby Ellsbury stole second and scored on Starlin Castro’s single. Judge drove in another run, and a sacrifice fly by Austin Romine combined with Jonathan Schoop’s throwing error tacked two more on.
Through six games, the Yankees have scored precisely as many runs as they have given up, so they’re probably a little bit better than 2-4. Hopefully they’ll get a healthy Greg Bird back soon.
Big win today - I can only imagine what another one run loss would have done to this team’s psyche. As it is, they’re in position to hopefully get back to .500 on this homestand and then see what happens from there.
Pineda sort of needs to pitch well, though, for that to happen. Let’s hope it happens.
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