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'Fire Sale' O’s Fall to Yankees

Yankees Win 6-3

July 31, 2018 - 10:49 pm

By Austin Medina  

Fresh off the trade deadline, the Orioles shorthanded roster faced off with the New York Yankees (68-37).

New faces in the starting lineup had a tough task ahead of them: Masahiro Tanaka. Orioles’ pitcher Yefry Ramirez, who was coming off a win against the Red Sox, matched up against Tanaka.

Ramirez struggled from the start against New York, as he surrendered an RBI single to Gleyber Torres in the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 3rd, Didi Gregorius looped an RBI single of his own to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.

Ramirez’s start came crashing down in the 5th inning, as a Greg Bird sacrifice fly pushed the lead to 3-0. Ramirez gave up a monster three-run homerun to Miguel Andujar and the Orioles fell behind 6-0.

Tanaka was dominant against the Orioles, as he went six innings, allowing just three hits and recording eight strikeouts.

Baltimore showed fight in the 8th inning, as a small rally against reliever AJ Cole gave hope to the Birds. A two-run double by Jace Peterson cut the deficit to 6-2.

Peterson scored on a passed ball later, though the score would remain 6-3.

Aroldis Chapman came in for the save and the Yankees picked up the victory. Baltimore has one more game against the Bronx Bombers, before heading to Texas for a four-game set.