Late in the game with the outcome still not quite decided, the Yankees played up to their reputation. And the Orioles put all their youth and inexperience on full display.
Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the visiting Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night.
Gleyber Torres homered twice for New York, behind 6-1 after four innings and 7-3 after six.
“We are Yankees. We have a history, you know what I mean?” Torres said. “We want to go to the championship, the World Series, for sure. So we just prepare mentally right now and try to win and be positive.”
The rebuilding Orioles looked pretty good for six innings. Then they fulfilled their stature as the team with the worst record in the AL. They threw to the wrong base, missed popups and were outscored 7-0 over the final three innings.
New York scored in the seventh on an overthrow by left fielder Dwight Smith Jr., who fell for a fake tag-up on third base. In the ninth, right fielder Joey Rickard threw to the wrong base on a single, Smith heaved the ball past the plate on Aaron Hicks’ tying sacrifice fly as Cameron Maybin took third, catcher Pedro Severino misjudged a foul pop that preceded a two-out walk to Luke Voit and Sanchez connected off Mychal Givens.
“We just did some things the last couple of innings that allowed extra baserunners, allowed runners to move up,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said.
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Zach Britton (2-0) worked the eighth and Aroldis Chapman got three outs for his 12th save, ending by striking out Jonathan Villar with a 101 mph fastball.
Phillies 5, Cubs 4: J.T. Realmuto hit a solo homer in the 10th, Jake Arrieta allowed one run over six innings in his return to Wrigley Field, and Philadelphia beat Chicago in the opener of a four-game series. Arrieta got a warm welcome during pregame introductions and was greeted with a standing ovation when he stepped to the plate in the third inning. He tipped his helmet to the crowd.
Padres 2, Diamondbacks 1: Franmil Reyes hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Arizona starter Luke Weaver, his 15th blast of the season, as host San Diego ended a three-game losing streak.
Astros 3, White Sox 0: Jake Marisnick and Tyler White homered and Brad Peacock struck out nine in his third straight win to lead host Houston. The Astros have won 11 of 12 overall and eight in a row against the White Sox.
Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 2: David Price allowed no earned runs over five innings in his return from the injured list, and visiting Boston hit four home runs in a rout of Toronto. Price, who had not pitched since May 2 because of left elbow tendinitis, allowed three hits, struck out four and walked none, throwing 67 pitches. Michael Chavis, Jackie Bradley Jr., Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers homered for the Red Sox.
Mets 5, Nationals 3: Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso homered in the first inning as host New York broke out of its offensive funk to beat Washington. Carlos Gomez cracked an RBI double off the wall for his first Mets hit in 12 years, and slumping Todd Frazier had a run-scoring single to help New York stop a five-game slide.
Twins 3, Angels 1: Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning after host Los Angeles had tied the score, sending Minnesota to its sixth victory in seven games. It was Sano’s second homer of the season after he returned Thursday after suffering a severely cut heel.
Rangers 10, Mariners 9: Asdrubal Cabrera hit two of five Texas homers and Mike Minor struck out 11 over six innings in a win over visiting Seattle. Hunter Pence, Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor also homered. Tim Beckham had five RBIs for the Mariners, including his first career grand slam in the eighth to chase Shelby Miller, as Seattle nearly overcame a 10-2 deficit.
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