Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Kyle Higashioka went deep as the New York Yankees (55-49) picked up an 8-3 victory over the Orioles (63-41) on Saturday night in Baltimore, evening the three-game series at a game apiece.
Stanton’s 14th of the season opened the scoring, Judge’s 20th put the Yankees back on top, and Higashioka’s sixth extended the lead. Judge and Higashioka each recorded three hits, combining for six of the team’s 12 hits.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa plated three runs with a two-out double, while Gleyber Torres added a sac fly.
Clarke Schmidt surrendered three runs over five innings while walking one and striking out two. The right-hander has allowed three runs or fewer in 17 of his 21 starts this season, tied for the second-most in the American League this season.
Ian Hamilton (2.0 IP) and Nick Ramirez (2.0 IP) combined to get the final 12 outs of the contest without giving up a run.
The Yankees will try to take two of three from the first-place Orioles on Sunday Night Baseball. Luis Severino will take the ball for New York, while Dean Kremer will start for Baltimore. The first pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.