The New York Yankees blanked the Baltimore Orioles, 6-0, in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Oriole Park. With the victory, New York secured a series win by taking two of three.
Nestor Cortes started for New York and threw a gem. The left-hander tossed six shutout innings while striking out seven.
The Yankees plated three of their six runs in the top of the third inning. DJ LeMahieu put them on the board with an RBI double. Then, Aaron Judge crushed a two-run home run over the left-field wall to make it 3-0. That was his Major-League-leading 37th long ball of the season.
New York added a couple more in the top of the sixth. Isiah Kiner-Falefa ripped a run-scoring single. Jose Trevino followed that with an double to increase the lead to 5-0.
The Yankees capped off the scoring in the top of the ninth as Aaron Hicks singled home a run. Right after the hit, Hicks left the game. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters after the game that he was dealing with “cramping” and should be fine.
Trevino finished with a career-high four hits in the win.
Clarke Schmidt tossed three scoreless innings in relief and picked up his first Major League save.
The Yankees will get the day off on Monday before they begin a quick two-game set with the New York Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
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