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Bats Come Alive as O’s take down Yankees

Orioles beat Yankees 5-2

April 06, 2018 - 11:07 am

By Austin Medina

A huge seventh inning surge gave the O’s a comeback win they desperately needed.

The Orioles beat the Yankees 5-2 Thursday night in the Bronx to snap a five-game losing streak.

The o’s got off to a fast start as Adam Jones hit a double in the gap scoring Jonathan Schoop. Though it was believed that Schoop scored, Yankees manager Aaron Boone challenged the call. After further review, Schoop was ruled out and the game remained scoreless.

Until the sixth inning, the game had a pitching duel as both Andrew Cashner and Masahiro Tanaka were in rhythm. In the bottom of the sixth, Cashner learned the hard way pitching to Aaron Judge as he homered to give New York a 1-0 lead.

It was the O’s bats that backed up Cashner as Adam Jones belted a two-run home run off a rare Tanaka mistake. With the O’s up 2-1, a Tim Beckham single raced Tanaka out of the game.

Colby Rasmus hit a single off Chad Green putting runners on the corners. Anthony Santander then roped a two-run double adding enough cushion to secure the win.

The lead was too much for the Yankees to handle as the O’s went on to win, 5-2. The victory was Cashner’s first with Baltimore and the second win of the season.

With three more games in the Bronx, Baltimore looks to keep the momentum going as Kevin Gausman is on the mound Friday night at 7 pm.