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Yankees beat Orioles 6-4 in a nail-biter

April 7, 2019

The Yankees took the second game of their first road series of 2019, defeating the Orioles 6-4. J.A. Happ made his second start of the season, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out five. The Yankees jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, as Aaron Judge connected on a 2-2 pitch from Dylan Bundy in the top of the first inning for his first home run of the season. Trey Mancini would tie it right back up in the next frame with a solo homer of his own off Happ. In the third, Judge would homer once again off of Bundy, this time a two-run shot to make it 3-1 Yankees.

 

Renato Nuñez cut the Yankee lead to one with an RBI single to score Cedric Mullins in the fifth, and the Orioles would tie it in the seventh on a fielder’s choice, as Mullins beat the throw to the plate from Greg Bird after he bobbled a ground ball to first base hit by Chris Davis. They then took a 4-3 lead on sacrifice fly by Rio Ruiz to score Jonathan Villar, but it would not last long, as Clint Frazier crushed a 2-2 pitch to left field for his first homer of the year, a three-run home run to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead.

 

After a scoreless eighth from Adam Ottavino and Chad Green, the Yankees would go down in order in the top of the ninth, and Aroldis Chapman came on to record his second save of the season, securing the Yankees fourth victory of the season. The Yankees are now 4-4 through the first eight games of the 2019 campaign, and they’ll look to sweep their first series away from Yankee Stadium tomorrow afternoon as they send Domingo Germán to the mound for his second start of the season, coming off a very strong 2019 debut. He’ll go up against David Hess, who will look to build off a very solid start in Toronto on Monday in which he struck out eight. First pitch is set for 1:05 PM ET.

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