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Yankees blank Orioles, 8-0

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees blanked the Baltimore Orioles, 8-0, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Nestor Cortes tossed a gem in his final start of the regular season. The left-hander allowed just one hit over 7 1/3 shutout innings while walking two and striking out 12. Jacob Barnes, who was added to the roster before the game, recorded the final five outs of the game.

Three of the eight runs came in the bottom of the first inning. Gleyber Torres put the Yankees on the board with an RBI double. Josh Donaldson followed that with a sacrifice fly, and Giancarlo Stanton crushed his 29th home run of the season.

In the bottom of the second, Kyle Higashioka drilled his ninth home run of the season. He finished with a three-hit game.

The Yankees broke the game open with four more runs in the bottom of the seventh. Torres collected another RBI with a single. Donaldson recorded two more RBIs with a two-run single. Harrison Bader capped off the inning with a run-scoring double.

Six of the nine players in the starting lineup notched multi-hit games. Aaron Judge went 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts.

The Yankees will try to take two of three from the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.