Orioles Outduel Yankees 3-1 in Series Finale

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John Allen
Thursday May 25, 2023

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New York Yankees 1, Baltimore Orioles 3

NEW YORK — On Thursday night, Kyle Gibson delivered an exceptional performance, giving up only two hits in a span of seven innings without conceding any runs. As a result, the Baltimore Orioles secured a 3-1 victory over the Yankees, winning two out of the three games played against New York.

Anthony Santander delivered a standout performance with a trio of hits, including an RBI single in the fifth inning off Clarke Schmidt (2-5). Meanwhile, Austin Hays showcased his prowess with a crucial two-run double in the eighth inning against Clay Holmes, a powerful hit that struck the top of the right-field wall.

Overcoming his past struggles, Kyle Gibson (6-3) stepped up with an impressive performance on the mound. Prior to this game, he had a discouraging record of 1-6 with a 6.75 ERA in 10 encounters against the Yankees. However, Gibson showcased his resilience by surrendering only a first-pitch single to Gleyber Torres at the start of the game and a single to Willie Calhoun to commence the seventh inning. Despite issuing four walks, Gibson managed to navigate through the lineup, striking out three batters and inducing an impressive 13 ground ball outs.

In the eighth inning, Mike Baumann showcased his pitching prowess by striking out two batters in a flawless performance. However, in the ninth inning, Aaron Judge managed to break Yennier Cano’s streak of not allowing a walk in 21 games this season as he drew a leadoff walk. The tension heightened as Willie Calhoun followed with a two-out double, putting the tying run in scoring position. Nevertheless, Cano regained composure and secured the victory by retiring Anthony Volpe on a fly-out, earning his fourth save in as many opportunities. With this exceptional pitching display, the Orioles wrapped up the game with a dominant three-hit performance.

Prior to their recent victory, the Baltimore Orioles had only managed to secure nine series wins against the New York Yankees in the past seven seasons. This achievement comes after their remarkable comeback from a 5-1 deficit in the previous 9-6 triumph on Wednesday.

In a five-inning outing, Clarke Schmidt faced some challenges, surrendering five hits. The first inning was particularly laborious for him, as it took him 29 pitches to navigate through. The inning was prolonged when Anthony Volpe couldn’t make the play on Santander’s ground ball to shortstop, resulting in two outs. Schmidt then issued two consecutive walks but managed to retire Hays on a foul out.

Following a notable five-game winning streak, New York experienced their second consecutive loss.

In the sixth and seventh innings, Yankees pitchers Nick Ramirez and Jimmy Cordero committed errors by mishandling throws at first base. As a result, Ryan McKenna and Adley Rutschman hit ground balls that turned into double plays, ending the respective innings.


RHP Randy Vásquez is set to make his inaugural appearance in the major leagues, either as a starting pitcher or a reliever handling a substantial portion of the game, as New York kicks off a three-game series against the visiting San Diego Padres.

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