The Orioles were Denied a Comeback in a 5-2 Loss to the Yankees

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Stanton Produces Big Games for the Yankees

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 350th career home run and lifted a game-winning sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to lead the New York Yankees to a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

Joey Gallo also homered for the second night in a row, his third consecutive game with an RBI after going 14 games without one.

Stanton is the seventh-fastest player to reach 350 home runs, doing so in 1,341 games. He broke a 14-game homer drought against Tyler Wells four batters in. He had four hits in his previous 31 at-bats prior to his milestone at-bat.

Only Babe Ruth, Albert Pujols, Harmon Killebrew, Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, and Mark McGwire hit 350 home runs faster, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Stanton’s home run and sacrifice fly aided the Yankees’ fifth straight victory and seventh in eight games.

Stanton stated that he had signed a bat and was working on a trade to reclaim the ball from the fan who found it in the right field seats.

With two outs in the sixth, Anthony Santander hit a two-run homer for the Orioles, but Stanton roped a 113.8 mph fly ball to off Felix Bautista and give the Yankees a 3-2 lead.

Stanton’s sacrifice fly came after Anthony Rizzo’s hit-and-run single against Joey Krehbiel (1-2) moved DJ LeMahieu to third.

In the seventh inning, the Yankees added two more runs. Following Gallo’s home run, Isiah Kiner-Falefa scored on Dillon Tate’s wild pitch.

Jordan Montgomery of New York pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He was removed from the game after hitting Austin Hays with a pitch.

Michael King (2-0) pitched 2 1/3 innings in his first appearance since striking out seven straight batters against Cleveland on Friday. Clay Holmes pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his second career save.

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On Thursday, Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon (1-1, 3.07 ERA) will face Orioles LHP Bruce Zimmermann (1-0, 1.20 ERA).

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