Yankees bullpen blows game that was all but over, Orioles win in 10 | Rapid reaction from Yankee :
BALTIMORE The Yankees put their low-leverage relievers on their long and hard Thursday night at Oriole Park. Manager Aaron Boone rode them until the wheels fell off and a near win turned into shattered loss.
The Baltimore Orioles tied the game with two outs in the ninth on a wild pitch by Clay Holmes, then won it in 10th with Wandy Peralta pitching.
The defeat to the Yankees sunk them to third in the American League Wild Card standings half game behind the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox.
We should have closed it out, said Aaron Boone, manager of Yankees. That's very frustrating.
The Yankees led 2-0 in the second inning and remained in front until the ninth when Holmes closed with Chad Green and Aroldis Chapman unavailable. Chapman pitched three days in a row, while Green threw 25 pitches in Wednesdays game.
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In the ninth Baltimore, DJ Stewart singled with one out and went to second on a wild pitch, then Holmes retired Pat Vailaika on the groundball that moved the tying run to third with two down. With Austin Wynns batting, Holmes threw a high and outside 2-2 fastball that deflected off catcher Gary Sanchezs glove and to the backstop. Kelvin Gutierrez raced home and the match was tied.
The Yankees bullpen led to a 2-1 lead until the ninth.
The Yanks did all their scoring with one out in the second inning when Joey Gallo hit a homer to right, Gary Sanchez and Tyler Wade walked, and Gio Urshela doubled an RBI double
As a rookie, Baltimore remained down two runs until the sixth when Ryan Mountcastle hit 2-0 off Montgomery, the 29th of the season, setting orioles record for ace rookies.
Montgomery began his outing striking out Orioles leadoff hitter Cedric Mullins and no. 3 defender Austin Hays in a first two 1-2-3. He fanned two more in second and third, three in fourth, two in fifth and one in sixth for an even dozen.
This big effort from Montgomery was a huge rebound from his last start last weekend at Citi Field when he allowed seven runs, five of them earned, over 3 1/3 innings in fumble for the Mets.
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Sanchez was 0-for-2 with two walks, leaving him 6-for-49 in his last 15 games. He was productive on the stretch with four homers and nine RBI. Sanchez just missed a two-run homer on Wednesday when defender Cedric Mullins slashed the outsidefield wall to hit eagles.
The Orioles claimed reliever Brooks Kriske off waivers from the Yankees and optioned the right-hander to Triple-A. The righty pitched eight games for the Yankees this season and allowed 13 earned runs over 7 2/3 innings to a 15.26 ERA. The sixth-round pick landed in the majors for the Yanks in 2020 and pitched at 14.73 ERA in four games.
-Injured reliever Jonathan Loaisiga is planning to start a throwing program on Friday.
Rehabbing starter Luis Severino will throw a two-inning sim game on Friday.
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