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Aaron Judge homers twice as Yankees top Orioles, 7-6

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees opened a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night at Oriole Park and came out victorious by a score of 7-6.

Jameson Taillon started for New York and did not make it out of the third inning. He allowed a pair of runs on four hits over 2 2/3 innings while walking a season-high three runs.

The Yankees opened the scoring in the top of the third inning as Aaron Judge crushed a three-run home run over the center-field wall. The Orioles responded in the bottom of the frame with two runs. Jorge Mateo ripped an RBI double to left and Cedric Mullins grounded one through the right side to make it 3-2, New York.

In the top of the fourth, Jose Trevino ripped a run-scoring double into the gap in right-center to put the Yankees back on top by three.


Aaron Judge smacked his second home run of the night and Major-League-leading 36th of the season in the top of the fifth to extend the lead to 5-2.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in New York’s sixth run of the game with an RBI single to center in the top of the sixth. In the home half of the inning, Baltimore plated a run on Ramos Urias’s groundout to second.

In the top of the seventh, Joey Gallo launched a solo home run over the center-field wall to make it 7-3. That was his 12th long ball of the season. The Orioles made it a one-run game in the bottom of the frame as Anthony Santander drilled a three-run home run over the left-field wall, cutting the lead to 7-6.

New York’s bullpen was able to hang on despite Michael King leaving the game with an elbow injury after throwing a shutout inning. Aroldis Chapman struggled yet again as he surrendered three runs and recorded just two outs. Jonathan Loáisiga also allowed a run while Lucas Luetge and Clay Holmes had scoreless outings.

The Yankees will send Gerrit Cole to the mound on Saturday as they will try to secure a series win. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.