The New York Yankees needed this win in the worst way, but the Orioles were not giving in to their division rival. Spoiler is what the O’s are aiming for as their season winds down and spoil is what they did Thursday night, as they avoided loss number 100 handing the Yankees a critical loss.
Jordan Montgomery and Chris Ellis were on the hill for this ballgame and they did not disappoint. Despite only going 4.2 innings, Baltimore starter Chris Ellis pitched well giving up just three hits while surrendering four walks and only two runs. His counterpart, Jordan Montgomery, went 5.2 innings giving up six hits, just one walk, one run, and struck out 12 Oriole batters. Neither pitcher factored into the decision.
At the top of the 2nd inning, Joey Gallo hit a solo home run to put the Yankees on the board for his 35th of the year. Gio Urshela added an RBI double of his own in the top of the 2nd as well to put New York up 2-0. Baltimore would fight back as Ryan Mountcastle hit his 29th home run of the season in the bottom of the 6th inning. Mountcastle’s home run broke the Oriole rookie record for home runs in a season. At the bottom of the 9th inning, New York Yankee reliever had the Orioles down to two outs with a runner on 3rd base, Holmes proceeded to throw a wild pitch and Kelvin Gutierrez took advantage as he scored the tying run. This game would need extra innings and it in the bottom of the 10th inning Austin Hays delivered an RBI single with the bases loaded to drive home Jahmai Jones and the Orioles won 3-2.
Cole Sulser gets the win to improve his record to 5-4 and Wandy Peralta takes the loss to drop to 5-4 on the year.
The Orioles will head to Boston on Friday night to begin a series with the Red Sox.