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Orioles lose sixth straight as they drop first of two on Saturday to the Yankees, 10-3

August 25, 2018 - 6:08 pm

The Orioles are now on a six-game losing streak as they fell 10-3 to the Yankees in the first of a doubleheader on Saturday. 

Jimmy Yacabonis received the start for Baltimore, and it was a rough outing for '26th' man. Yacabonis only went 3 1/3 giving up six earned runs and walking two batters. He fanned three batters, but he struggled with command for a majority of the day. 

J.A. Happ took the mound for New York, and he picked up his 15th win of the season after going six innings and only allowing two earned runs. Happ fanned nine batters while walking one.

New York struck first as Miguel Andujar picked up an RBI on a groundout in the first inning.

Baltimore responded in the second inning with two runs of their own; Renato Núñez hit a two-RBI single to give the Orioles a one-run lead. 

The Yankees took a commanding 5-2 lead in the third inning with an Aaron Hicks RBI single, and then Andujar hit a three-run homer. 

In the fourth inning, with a runner on second, Ryan Meisinger entered the game for Yacabonis. Meisinger allowed a two-run homer to the first batter he faced, Brett Gardner. The Yankees added to their lead in the fifth with a Luke Voit RBI single off of Meisinger as well. 

Sean Gilmartin took over in the sixth inning, and he was one of the lone bright spots for Baltimore. In three innings of work, Gilmartin only allowed one earned run off of one hit. It was a Gleyber Torres solo homer in the eighth. 

The play of the day for Baltimore came in the sixth inning when Cedric Mullins robbed Giancarlo Stanton of a home run.

New York then added to their lead in the ninth with another solo homer. This time it was Hicks, who picked up his second RBI of the day. 

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Cedric Mullins picked up an RBI single to cut the lead to seven. 

The Orioles will look to snap their six-game losing streak later today as they face New York in the second game of a doubleheader at 7:05. It will be Andrew Cashner against Sonny Gray.