Orioles lose 11-4 against Yankees Tuesday night

May 22, 2019 - 12:07 am

BALTIMORE:  Orioles rough start leads to Yankees win.  David Hess was on the mound for Baltimore Tuesday night. Gary Sánchez put the Yankees on the board first with a three-run homerun in the first inning.  Hess struggled on the mound against the Yankees.  Hess went through more than half the line-up before the first inning was over.  

The Orioles had a chance to possibly get on the board in the third inning.  A line drive to right field, a grounder, and a walk put third baseman Rio Ruiz up to the plate.  The bases were loaded for Baltimore but a groundout from Ruiz ended the inning with the Yankees still leading 3-0.
In the fifth inning, Hess had a mound visit after walking both Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres.  Hess was able to retire Gio Urschela for the second out of the inning.  The third out did not come easy for Hess especially after Clint Frazier hit his second homerun of the game making it 9-0.  That was Frazier’s second multi-home run game.  
The bottom of the fifth inning involved a free base for Hanser Alberto after getting hit by a pitch. Alberto made it to third base after a hit by Austin Wynns and an error made by Domingo German.  With the Orioles in scoring position again came up Stevie Wilkerson.  On the first pitch, Wilkerson hit a three-run homerun to finally put the Orioles on the board.  The Orioles were still down 9-3.
It was a tough sixth inning for Josh Lucas who came into pitch for Baltimore.  Lucas struck out Austin Romaine but both DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit had two hits to put the Yankees in scoring position, again.  Gary Sanchez grounder let LeMahieu score and Voit out at second base on a fielder’s choice. Sanchez was able to safely make it to third base on Aaron Hicks single putting the Yankees in scoring position for the second time in the sixth inning.  The scoring did not stop – Sanchez scored on a line drive by Gleyber Torres giving the Yankees a stronger lead 11-3.  Lucas finally got the last out 31 pitches later on a swinging strike by Urshela.    
After a tough sixth inning, Chris Davis tried giving Baltimore some home on a grounder to left field putting him safely at second.  Davis put the Orioles in scoring position with a ground out by Renato Nunez.  He later then scored on a Hanser Alberto grounder giving the Orioles another run.
Lucas stayed in for Baltimore finishing the eighth inning with 54 pitches and four strikeouts. Richard Bleier replaced Lucas for the ninth inning and only facing three batters.      
Orioles are now 15-33. David Hale records his first save for the Yankees.  Orioles play the Yankees again tomorrow with Dan Straily on the mound.