Orioles split with Yankees

Timothy Earl August 5, 2018 Comments Off on Orioles split with Yankees

The Baltimore Orioles split a four game series with the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Baltimore (26-67) won the first game of the series 5-4 behind Danny Valencia’s sixth inning three-run home run.

Mark Trumbo connected on a two-run bomb to make the score 3-2 Yanks and they added another run to take a 4-2 lead before Valencia’s heroics.

Baltimore spot starter Jimmy Yacabonis allowed six hits, struck out five and surrendered three runs while walking one in five innings of work.

The bullpen allowed one run while striking out seven and closer Zach Britton came in to earn his second save of the year.

New York (60-31) won the second game 10-2 but the Birds came right back and won the third game 6-5 on a ninth inning walk-off single by second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

The offensive star of the game and the season for Baltimore was Manny Machado who hit two home runs while going three for four with three RBI.

Joey Rickard went one for four with two RBI.

Starter Andrew Cashner struck out seven while allowing five hits and five runs and walking one in 6.1 innings of work.

Closer Britton won his first game of the year.

The Orioles were ready to win the series but the Yanks had other ideas winning the series finale 9-0.