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Giancarlo Stanton leads Yankees past Orioles

The New York Yankees secured their third consecutive series win with a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Left-hander Jordan Montgomery got the ball for New York and was cruising with five shutout innings. Then, he made one mistake in the sixth inning that resulted in a game-tying home run. He surrendered two runs on four hits over 5.2 innings while striking out four.

Michael King did another outstanding job in relief as he fired 2.1 scoreless innings and picked up the win while Clay Holmes tossed a scoreless ninth and picked up the save.

Giancarlo Stanton provided most of the offense as he homered and drove in three runs.

Stanton hammered a two-run home run over the right-field wall in the first to put the Yankees up 2-0. He became the fastest player to hit 350 career home runs in Major League history.

Anthony Santander crushed a two-run shot to left in the sixth to tie the game.

Stanton lined a sacrifice fly to center in the sixth to put the Yankees back on top, 3-2.

The Yankees added two more runs in the seventh to increase their lead to 5-2. Joey Gallo drilled his second home run in as many days over the right-field wall and later in the frame, Isiah Kiner-Falefa scored on a wild pitch.

Kiner-Falefa extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single. Aaron Judge had a two-hit night.

The Yankees go for their second straight sweep on Thursday afternoon. Jameson Taillon is scheduled to start. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m.