In addition, the unavailability of the painkillers Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betts, Chad Green, and Tommy Kahnle – who all appeared in the Friday's marathon – and Saturday's game brought with them all the elements of a Yankee hugely unpleasant afternoon  is exactly what did not happen. Instead, this diluted version of the Yankees stumbled to an 8-3 victory over the Orioles.
"Over the course of a 162-game season, each team will go through its share of times when it's tough," Boone said after the win. "In these times, you have to be able to weather the storm, I'm really proud of the boys today, for all that happened last night to come out and grind the way they did."
The last four throws Yankees' line-up – Andujar, Peterson, Romine and Torreyes – netted six of the team's eleven goals and three of their runs. Torreyes scored three goals, scored two goals and made a fine dive stop to beat Orioles' Trey Mancini.
Andujar scored a 0-for-12 skid with a goal that sparked a duel in the 2nd inning, and Peterson could have changed the overall skin color of the game with a running-in-the-wall catch to Pedro Alvarez, who had hit the crucial grand slam on Friday to deprive of a potential double.
Austin hit a two-run single. Aaron Judge had a run scoring double. And Brett Gardner, who was the oldest player in the team at the age of 34, scored in all five of his at-bats and drove in the first two runs of the Yankees with a second inning single.
"This is a veteran we say" I'm driving pretty hard right now, "Boone said about Gardner, who was forced to return to Center Field, a position he has not played regularly since 2013 due to injury to Aaron Hicks and Jacoby Ellsbury. "He had a long night last night, and to figure out how he came out, day game after a night game, and just absolutely afterwards, that's one of the guys you want to run your club."
Boone did not have to dive into his tired bullpen until the seventh inning, after Sonny Gray, who allowed three runs on four hits, got six useful innings in. Adam Warren, the first man from the Bullpen, quickly got into trouble, but David Robertson, who made a clean ten-pitch ten-pitch inning on Friday night came to beat Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop and cut off potential tie-ins for Baltimore in second and third place Robertson and Cessa then retired the last six Orioles and grazed four of them.
"It would be easy to perform and tow today and not have much energy," Gardner said. "We did a good job of turning the page and forgetting last night, in the first place I thought it would be a good day for us."
One that Boone could even bring home.
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