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Orioles lose late lead as they drop series opener to the Yankees, 7-5

August 25, 2018 - 12:17 am

The Baltimore Orioles suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Friday night as they lost 7-5 to the Yankees after holding a 4-2 lead late in the game. 

Alex Cobb took the mound for Baltimore, and he was magnificent. He put together another quality start as he went six innings, while only allowing three hits and two earned runs. Cobb recorded six strikeouts on 100 pitches, and he displayed good command.

CC Sabathia also put together a quality start as he went six innings and only allowed two runs off of five hits.

The Orioles took the lead in the first inning with a two-RBI single by Chris Davis.

In the top of the fourth inning,  New York answered with a two-run homer by Luke Voit.

Mike Wright Jr. entered the game in the seventh for Cobb, and he retired the side after facing five batters. The Orioles then retook the lead with a Jonathan Villar two-run homer. 

Paul Fry relieved Wright Jr. after one batter in the eight, and he struggled with his command. Fry allowed two back-to-back hits which loaded the bases. Mychal Givens inherited bases loaded with one out, and Gleyber Torres hit a two-RBI single to tie the game.

Both teams went three up, three down in the 9th inning, but New York exploded in the 10th inning. Neil Walker hit a solo homer, and Voit hit another two-run homer to extend the lead to three.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, former Oriole Zach Britton came out to end the game. Adam Jones hit a leadoff single, but Trey Mancini grounded into a double play. With two outs, Chris Davis recorded his third RBI of the night as he hit a solo homer. Tim Beckham Jr. then grounded out to end the game, and the Orioles fell to 37-91. Baltimore will look for revenge on Saturday as they have a  doubleheader scheduled with the first game starting at 1:05 ET. 

Quick hits:
Jonathan Villar has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last ten games.

The last time Chris Davis had at least three-RBIs in a single game was July 29th  against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Orioles are 54 games below .500, which is the first time in franchise history.

Baltimore is now on a five-game winning streak, and they have only won two of their last 14 games