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11 June 2017, 10:16 | Rose Hansen
Orioles Try to Close the Gap Against AL East Leading Yankees
Starlin Castro also connected for the AL East leaders in the opener of a three-game series between division foes. NY has won three straight, outscoring rivals Boston and Baltimore 25-3 over the past three nights.
Chris Tillman allowed nine runs, including three home runs, over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday. He has lost five straight starts during the worst stretch of his career, charged with 27 runs in 22 2/3 innings including 11 home runs. He retired the first 12 Orioles, and didn't allow a hit until Trey Mancini's single to right in the fifth or a run until Chris Davis' solo blast in the seventh. Bundy has lost three of his last four decisions while pitching fairly well, and the 24-year-old is 6-4 with a 2.93 ERA and 1.13 WHIP overall.
Subbing for injured center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Hicks opened the sixth with a go-ahead homer into The Judge's Chambers section at the back of the lower level of right-field seats, where fans dressed in black robes rejoiced. Masahiro Tanaka, who pitched brilliantly to start the season has been giving up a lot of runs recently, leading to the Yankees losing his previous three starts.
The Yankees matched their biggest inning of the season by scoring six times with two outs in the first off Tillman. Now, with the Yankees having the hold field advantage for this weekend series, they head into the matchup as Major League Baseball betting favorites at -170 to win the series.
BULLPEN CHANGES COMING? Stefan Crichton gave up three runs in two innings.
Sanchez added a two-run homer, scoring Ronald Torreyes, in the eighth inning to provide the final score.
NY dropped the series opener to the Red Sox before winning the next two by a combined 17-1 as the baby bombers stepped up.
"We're just not missing our pitch", Judge said. "He got ahead, expanded with his curveball with two strikes, and got him to chase".
"I'm always going to give some credit to their pitcher", Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. Schoop registered a run on Saturday; Trumbo whiffed 0-for-3.
Chapman has been on the disabled list since May 13 with rotator cuff inflammation in his left shoulder. 1B Greg Bird played his second game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since his rehab assignment was moved from Class A Tampa.
Not since June 5, 2014 when Tillman lasted just an inning at Texas had he had an outing this abbreviated.
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