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NEW YORK (AP) – Pedro Alvarez scored a grand slam in the 14th inning, Manny Machado fired twice and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Yankees 7 – 3 seen on Friday night to New York forced four players to make early exits.
Yankees starter CC Sabathia left with hip pain, star catcher Gary Sanchez limped with a possible leg cramp, just before Alvarez hit third baseman Brandon Drury Because of the flu-like symptoms, Tyler Wade was discontinued due to migraines.
Alvarez joined after midnight and chose a game that lasted 5 hours and 20 minutes and contained 14 pitchers and a few wild mishaps on the basepat hs.
There were also two stellar defensive games, one from each team. The Orioles nailed the possible winning streak on the plate in the 11th, then Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge snatched Caleb Joseph from a homerun in the 13th
Baltimore reloaded the bases against Jonathan Holder (0-1) on the 14th in the 14th Trey Mancini, a single from Machado – his sixth on the base – and a throwing error from Ronald Torreyes by Jonathan Schoop against Jonathan Schoop.
After Adam Jones had ventured a glimpse, Alvarez drove a two-way right-center. It was the third career Grand Slam for Alvarez, and his first since June 30, 2012 while with Pittsburgh. Alvarez grew up in Upper Manhattan and went to Horace Mann School, about five miles from Yankee Stadium.
New York almost won it in the eleventh. With Didi Gregorius in third position right-hander Mycal Givens threw a breakout backstop and seduced Gregorius home. Joseph chased after the wild field and the catcher put the ball on a big hop and made a backhanded flip to Givens. The pitcher slid over the home plate as it blocked Gregorius and used the tag.
A video review confirmed the call – just a game after a video challenge by Yankees who initially dominated an inning-ending double game Torreyes
It was almost another big moment in a great week for Gregorius. He had a double homer in the eighth inning of Miguel Castro, which made the crazy extra inning possible on Friday.
There were many chances after that:
– Baltimore had runners in turn 10, but Chad Green touched Colby Rasmus at the end of the innings.
– Givens beat Brett Gardner, Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the 10th order, but then needed Joseph's alarm game to escape the 11th.
– Baltimore loaded the bases against Chasen Shreve in the 12th, but the left-hander also stroked Rasmus to finish this jam.
– Richter jumped on the wall and picked up a Homer from Joseph for the final of the 13th – in almost the same spot where he robbed Cleveland of Francisco Lindor in Game 3 of last year's AL Division Series. Richter went down with a walk in the inning and came in second, but was stranded by rookie pedro Araujo (1: 1) in the heart of the New York Order.
– Gregorius was just ripping a potential home-run foul on 11th. Stanton was even closer with his shot to the left, which also failed in the 13th.
All this buried a breakout show by Machado, who cooked his first two at-bat for his first RBIs this season en route to four hits and two walks. Machado was without an RBI in the first seven games of this year, matching 2014 for his longest career without a season opener.
Chris Davis also hit his first homer of the year for Baltimore, which had only six Homer's seven games coming in.
Sabathia allowed the shots to Machado and Davis before getting out and being sent for an MRI. The 37-year-old threw 58 pitches over four innings.
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It started in the sixth, as a controversial rundown on the third base New York's Way.
Neil Walker dribbled against pitcher Richard Bleier, and he caught Stanton in a summary between the third and his home. Sanchez ran from the first to the third, while Stanton was launched, and Joseph finally chased Stanton to third place.
When Stanton ran through the base and gave himself up, Joseph first struck Sanchez, then chased down Stanton and thought (19659010) Third base referee Ron Kulpa just called Stanton out, and after the referees had applied, he stood Call. Orioles manager Buck Showalter gave a long argument.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went two in the ninth and was visited by pitching coach Larry Rothschild and a coach separately. On the next lap, after coach and manager Aaron Boone had been sent away, Chapman Mancini hit out with a slider to finish a two-runner jam. TRAINERS ROOM
Orioles: Mark Trumbo (right four-man tribe) in a sprawling spring training game and will play games Saturday and Monday before Baltimore re-evaluates his status. … RHP Alex Cobb will pitch last monday and then join Baltimore. Cobb signed with the Orioles on March 21 and is still building.
Yankees: From Aaron Hicks (strained chest) play Sunday and Monday with Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, and Boone hopes to have him with New York by mid-next week. … BY Jacoby Ellsbury was in New York to see a hip specialist. Ellsbury's recovery from a weird problem was put on hold this week by pain in his left hip.
Yankees RHP Sonny Gray (0-0, 2.25 ERA) strikes after striking five days break eight out over four innings of one-run ball against Toronto on Sunday. He will face Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (0-1, 9am), who lost his first time to Houston and allowed four runs in four innings.
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