BALTIMORE (AP) — Aroldis Chapman’s off-speed pitch was a bit high – and in a game that boiled down to the Bullpens, it was Baltimore’s unheralded group that prevailed.
Chapman went home the winning run in the 11th inning to give to the Orioles a 2-1 win about the New York Yankees on Friday night. Baltimore’s bullpen was immaculate, allowing just one batter to reach base in 5 2/3 innings — and even that hit was the result of an official scoring quirk.
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“It was pretty awesome to be a part of tonight,” said Bryan Baker, one of five Orioles auxiliaries who served.
Baltimore won despite going 1 to 15 with men in goal position. The Orioles drew 10 walks in the game, including three in the 11th when they eventually scored to win it.
Anthony Bemboom and Kelvin Gutiérrez drew against Clarke Schmidt (0:2). One night after throwing just four of 16 pitches for strikes against Toronto, Chapman came along and knocked out Cedric Mullins before walking Ramón Urias on a just-counted slider.
New York manager Aaron Boone was ejected by Plate umpire Tom Hallion at the end of the game.
“I thought the last pitch would probably be up. I thought maybe there was a pitch earlier in the inning with Clarke where we had him, another close one,” Boone said. “It was more about making sure (catcher) Jose (Trevino) didn’t get in trouble out there.”
Joey Krehbiel (1-0) scored his first major league win, part of an outstanding performance from a bullpen that has been surprisingly effective this season.
Giancarlo Stanton had three hits for the Yankees, although he was credited with the last before the 11th when his routine-looking grounder Anthony Rizzo hit the automatic runner between second and third. That meant Rizzo was out and Stanton took first place. That was the only hitter to reach base against the Baltimore Reliefs, but the game hurt New York’s chances even more.
New York went 2 for 11 with runners in goal position.
“We had a tough night tonight, but we’re fine,” Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu said. “I think we had a pretty good homestand offensively.”
Jordan Montgomery allowed the Yankees three hits in five scoreless innings.
Stanton’s RBI single in the third brought the game’s first run. Kyle Higashioka, coming into the game 1 for 18, led the third with a double. After advancing to third place on Rizzo’s groundout, he scored on Stanton’s broken-racquet single.
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Baltimore’s Jordan Lyles allowed one run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
New York scored shutouts in two of their previous three games, but the offer for another ended in the seventh when Austin Hays led away with a double, went into third with a pass and scored with Jorge Mateo’s singles.
The Yankees missed a big opportunity to extend their sixth-place lead. After two singles and a walk, Lyles left the game with loaded bases and an out. Dillon Tate replaced him, and Aaron Hicks bounced into a double.
New York could do nothing against Tate, Jorge López, Baker, Cionel Pérez and Krehbiel.
“They were dominant,” Lyles said. “Anything and everything you could want in a bullpen. They were electric.”
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During a stretch in the seventh and eighth, the Orioles went through the batting order — nine straight hitters — with only walks and strikes for quite a while. They had four walks and five strikeouts.
Baltimore is 6 for 70 with men in the goalscoring position this season.
Orioles: LHP John Means went on the 10-day injured list. The team revealed that Means had a strained left elbow. Manager Brandon Hyde described the injury as a muscle strain in the forearm but said further tests were coming to examine the elbow.
Jameson Taillon (0-1) takes the mound for the Yankees against Baltimore’s Tyler Wells (0-1) on Saturday night. It will be the first home start of Wells’ career.
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