The Orioles scored a 5 in the 8th to beat the Yankees 5-0

BALTIMORE ( Associated Press) — Pinch-hitter Rugged Odor delivered the clutch hit the Orioles have been waiting for — no less, against his former team.

Odor broke the scoreless tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and Baltimore won a 5-0 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. With the runners in the scoring position in the series being the Orioles at 2 for 28 – and 7 for 83 in the season – before Odor, Calvin Gutierrez and Jorge Matteo came in succession during a five-run rally.

Smell played for the Yankees last year and was released after the season before catching up with Baltimore.

“I think every win is emotional for everybody,” Odor said. “It’s not because I played against the Yankees. I played with that team last year. It’s just because we won the match.”

Ryan Mountcastle started Baltimore with a singles in eighth place and moved to Trey Mancini. Twice later, Robinson Chirinos took a 10-pitch walk to set the stage for the smell.

“The Robinson Chirrinos won us the game with that at-bat,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “He (Jonathan) is facing Loisiga, which is really cool, and great stuff, and bats a pro just to walk there.”

With the bases loaded, Odor went to the plate as a pinch-hitter and sang a quick middle against Loisiga (0-1). Gutierrez followed with a two-run double, and Matteo added an RBI single.

Jorge López (1–1) won in a relief for Baltimore, which drew two of three against the Yankees, both victories coming in their final at-bats.

New York starter Nestor Cortés was in great form for more than five innings, scoring 12 runs while allowing three hits and a walk. Cortes played an impeccable innings in the fourth, dismissing the team on nine pitches. He dismissed the team in the second as well.

Baltimore’s Bruce Zimmerman went five innings without a score, allowed twice with four hits and six strikeouts.

“Tough day for us. Disappointing,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “I thought they hit us really hard today, but we found a way to get on board and support our pitching, And there just couldn’t be much.”

New York had runners-up in first and third with one in fourth, but Isiah Kinner-Falefa returned in a double game.

The Yankees dropped fielder Tim Locastro, who had been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the game, made a sensational diving catch off a ball hit left-center by Mancini in the sixth.

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Earlier in the game, the Yankees had put four players in the outfield against Mancini, but it didn’t matter much as that sixth inning fly was the only ball he put into play. Mancini took two walks and was out once.


Cortes and Zimmermann have made two starts this year to keep the opposition goalless.

“I didn’t really realize how well he was pitching until I came out of the game, because I was spending half my innings down the tunnel,” Zimmerman said. “But to be there and see people grinding bats — Robbie went on a massive two-out walk there — and to finally take a break with the runners in scoring position, things like that. We’re going to win the ball game.”

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Baltimore transferred LHP John Means (sprain to the elbow) to a 60-day injured list.


The Orioles begin their four-match series in Oakland on Monday night. Spencer Watkins started for Baltimore against Frankie Montas (1-1).

The Yankees are closed on Monday ahead of a three-game set in Detroit. Gerrit Cole takes the mound to New York against Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1) on Tuesday night.


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