After a rain out yesterday, the Orioles lost to the Yankees 15-3. Brad Bergesen remains winless on the year, getting the loss, while C.C. Sabathia got his first win on the season.
New York jumped ahead early in the first inning against Bergesen. Derek Jeter lead off the game with a single to right field and moved around to third on a double by Mark Teixeira. Alex Rodriguez followed with another double. Robinson Cano brought Rodriguez around with a single. Bergesen threw 26 pitches to get out of the inning.
Bergesen seemed to have settled down until the sixth inning. Cano singled and Nick Swisher drew a walk before Russell Martin blast a three-run homer to left field.
Adam Jones cut the Yankees lead in half with three-run shot in the seventh. Nick Markakis led off the inning with a walk and Lee got his second single of the game. Both came around on Jones’ homer.
The Yankees batted around in the eighth inning, getting back the three runs on back-to-back homeruns by Jorge Posada and Martin, who hit his second of the night. Jeter drew the walk and Granderson singled up the middle before Teixeira got another walk. Rodriguez then went deep for a grand slam.
Adding to the lead, Gardner went yard for the fifth Yankee homerun of the night in the ninth. Martin, who had been hit by a pitch, was on base at the time.
Bergesen lasted six innings as he gave up six runs on eight hits. He surrendered two walks and struck out four with 66 of his 100 pitches being for strikes. Bergesen only had one inning where he sat the side down in order. He has not won a game against the Yankees in his career.
Jason Berken took over in relief in the seventh inning, working 1.1 innings. He allowed three runs on three hits. Clay Rapada came on for 0.1 innings, surrendering two walks and a hit. Josh Rupe made his sixth appearance of the year, going 1.1 innings with three runs on two hits and a hit by pitch. The Orioles bullpen has surrendered at least a run in 15 of the 19 games this season.
Sabathia went eight strong innings, giving up three runs on six hits. He retired 11 batters in a row before giving up the first hit of the game and sat down five consecutively before the second hit. He overpowered the bats, giving up only the homerun to Jones as the only extra base hit. Sabathia struck out seven and walked only one.
Buddy Carlyle pitched the ninth inning for New York, going scoreless and giving up a walk.
Oriole bats were shut down on the night. They recorded six hits with five of them being singles. There were multiple base runners on in only two innings. Lee was the only Oriole to have a multi-hit night.
Chris Tillman’s start will be skipped tomorrow as he is experiencing right groin soreness.
In tomorrow’s finale of the shortened series, Jake Arrieta (2-1) will take the mound for Baltimore while the New York will start Freddy Garcia (1-0).