One of the unlikely heroes in this win that hiked the Yankees’ record to 5-4 was Peterson, who was called up from Triple-A in the morning and made two nice grabs in his debut with the club while contributing a single during a two-run, sixth-inning rally that broke a 3-3 tie. The Yankees took a 5-3 lead and knocked out Tillman when Romine’s fly ball to shallow right field popped out of Davis’ glove.
Machado homered in his first two at-bats off New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia, giving the Orioles 1-0 and 2-1 leads, respectively, at least for one night changing the course of a season that was growing to resemble the grind that was his 2017.
The Orioles continue their four-game series in NY on Saturday and Sunday.
The day after the Yankees used eight pitchers in an extra-inning marathon, Gray gave his team some much-needed length. (0-0, 1.80) vs. LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 1.80).
Judge is 2-for-5 with a home run, Sanchez is 1-for-3, and Stanton has yet to face him. Dellin Betances pitched the top of the ninth for the Yankees and struck out every batter he faced.
Giancarlo Stanton (3) and Aaron Judge (1) have hit four combined homers this season.
He knew members of the New York media were waiting to ask him about his pending free agency and other topics such as joining the New York Yankees and how he likes playing at Yankee Stadium.
Indians 3, Royals 2: Michael Brantley singled home two runs in his first at-bat this season and Carlos Carrasco worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth for Cleveland in its chilly home opener. Pedro Alvarez, whose grand slam off Jonathan Holder won it, added an RBI single.
Machado continued his hot hitting, tying the score in the third with a two-out, two-RBI double into the left-field corner. Bruce finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs in the win. Tim Beckham singles to right field.
Andrew Cashner (1-1) allowed one run and two hits in six innings as Baltimore ended a five-game losing streak. He is 0-9 with an 8.32 ERA since May 7. Prior to Saturday’s game against the Orioles, the Yankees placed both starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia and infielder Brandon Drury on the DL.
NY used seven relievers after CC Sabathia exited after the fourth inning with a hip injury. “Hopefully it’s a situation where he misses just one start”.
“Vision’s been very, very blurry”, explained Drury after Friday’s game. He already has seen a doctor and is set for more tests Monday. Tyler Wade walks. Neil Walker to second. But a replay challenge by the Yankees overturned the call at the plate, showing that catcher Gary Sanchez tagged out Mancini.
“I’m not because I’m not seeing any downtick in the stuff”, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said when asked if he was concerned about the early struggles.
The Yankees also announced that right-hander Ben Heller on Friday underwent Tommy John surgery, which also involved removing a bone spur from his right elbow.