Even after all of the injuries the Yankees suffered on Friday, they somehow found a way to defeat Baltimore on Saturday with a weakened lineup.
- New York Yankees: 8 (5-4)
- Toronto Blue Jays: 3 (3-6)
- American League, FINAL
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
In a game that the Yankees desperately needed to give them some confidence after two straight brutal losses, the Yankees snapped their two-game losing skid and defeated the Baltimore Orioles.
On the mound for New York was Sonny Gray, who turned in a quality start against the O’s. Gray lasted six innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits while striking out four and walking two.
Adam Warren would take over for Gray in the seventh but would only be able to record one out which left David Robertson coming in to prevent any further damage and nab the final two outs of the inning.
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Robertson would come back out and pitch a clean eighth inning and finish the afternoon with 1.2 innings pitched while not allowing any hits and striking out four.
Luis Cessa came in for the ninth inning to wrap it all up with a five-run lead.
On the offensive side, the Yankees were quite hot. This was the total opposite of what we witnessed on Friday night. They recorded 10 hits and five different players in the lineup tallied RBIs.
Brett Gardner began the scoring in the bottom of the second with an RBI single scoring two runs. The bats were quiet again until the bottom of the fifth when Aaron Judge recorded an RBI on a groundout.
Judge would strike again in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI double to left-field and would be followed up by Tyler Austin who drove in two runs of his own with a single to left-field.
The Yankees will conclude their series with Baltimore on Sunday afternoon in the last home game before a huge road trip to Boston to face-off with the Red Sox.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM ET on YES Network and MLB Network (out of market only) or can be heard on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9FM.