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Yankees blow four-run lead in loss to Orioles

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (30-21) blew a four-run lead and fell 9-6 to the Baltimore Orioles (32-17) on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium after the game started in a rain delay, which lasted one hour and 36 minutes. 

New York led 5-1 after six innings, but things quickly unraveled for the Yankees in the seventh. Baltimore plated eight runs to grab a 9-5 lead and held on for the victory to even the three-game series. 


Nestor Cortes, who cruised through the first six innings, surrendered four runs, three of which came in the seventh on one swing of the bat. The left-hander also walked two and struck out five. 

Jimmy Cordero recorded just one out in relief and gave up a season-high four runs. Albert Abreu also allowed a run. 

Gleyber Torres homered twice, his eighth and ninth of the season. Isiah Kiner-Falefa smacked a two-run homer, his third, while Anthony Rizzo added a run-scoring single. 

The Yankees will try to bounce back and win the series on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Clarke Schmidt will get the start.