Opponent: vs Baltimore Orioles
Result: 14-11 win
2017 Record: 14-7, tied for first place
Game Summary: Baltimore got out to an early 5-0 lead against Yankees starter CC Sabathia. Aaron Judge put the Yankees on the board as he hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth. The Orioles scored four in the next frame, curtesy of a Mark Trumbo grand slam. Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge answered back in the bottom half of the sixth with a RBI groundout and home run, respectively. Jonathan Schoop rebuttled in the top half of the seventh, with an RBI single off Yankees reliever Bryan Mitchell. Jacoby Ellsbury then hit his first grand slam of his career the following frame, making the score 11-8 Baltimore. In the bottom of the ninth, New York came back and tied the game via a Jacoby Ellsbury RBI groundout and Starlin Castro two-run home run. Matt Holliday capped off the comeback with a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th.
Aaron Judge – Judge went 2-4 with two home runs, a walk, two runs scored and three runs batted in. His home run in the bottom of the sixth was hit at a velocity of 119.2 miles per hour, the hardest recorded batted ball in the Statcast era.
Kyle Higashioka – ‘Higgy’ walked and scored a run in his lone pinch hit plate appearance.
Greg Bird – Bird went 0-4 with a walk and strikeout.
Jonathan Holder – Holder pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out one, and did not allow a baserunner.
Up Next: Michael Pineda takes the ball as New York seeks to take sole possession of first place from the Baltimore Orioles. Ubaldo Jimenez is set to pitch for Baltimore on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm.