Sanchez, Yankees beat Orioles for 16th straight time, 6-5

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees' season-long dominance of the Baltimore Orioles ended with Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres being linked to Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.

And while Sanchez was modest in his thoughts about the achievement, other Yankees did not hesitate to express their amazement.

Sanchez's three-run homer gave him 10 against Baltimore and New York beat the Orioles for the 16th straight time this season, winning 6-5 Wednesday in their final meeting this year.

''The funny thing about that is that we're not thinking about records or anything like that,'' Sanchez said through a translator. ''We're trying to go out there to have good at-bats.''

The Yankees hit 61 homers off Orioles pitching this season and outscored them 151-83. Sanchez and Torres (13 homers) joined Gehrig and Ruth as the second set of Yankees to hit double-digit homers against an opponent in the same season - Gehrig and Ruth each hit 11 against the Boston Red Sox in 1927 when teams played each other 22 times apiece.

''A couple of great young players that not only have done a lot in this game but the future's very bright and they're going to a lot of special things like that,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''It just so happens they've had really good results against the Orioles this year.''

The Yankees went 17-2 against the O's, their most wins versus any opponent in a season since going 17-5 over the Kansas City Athletics in 1959. New York's winning streak is its longest against anyone in a season since a 21-game string over the St. Louis Browns in 1927.

Sanchez's homer capped a four-run burst in the first inning. He sent a 2-0 changeup from Dylan Bundy (5-13) over the center field fence on top of the netting above Monument Park with two outs to give New York a 4-1 lead.

''It's wild to kind of put that in perspective that way with those names,'' Yankees starter J.A. Happ said. ''I think it just shows you how locked in they can be.''

New York, which began the day tied with the Dodgers for the best record in the majors, improved to 81-41 and moved 40 games over .500 for the first time since 2009. Baltimore dropped to 39-82 and became the first big league team eliminated from division title contention.

Didi Gregorius hit an RBI single in the first and Mike Ford hit a two-run single in the sixth as the Yankees won their fifth straight.

Renato Nunez had five hits, including a two-run double in the seventh off Adam Ottavino, for Baltimore. Jonathan Villar drove in two runs for the last-place Orioles.

''I love the way we came back again,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. ''Yeah, we're a little short at times, but yeah, it's not a good feeling walking out of here having losing that many.''

Happ (10-7) allowed two runs and six hits in five innings. He struck out six, walked two and did not allow a homer for the first time in six starts.

Bundy allowed six runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He retired 16 of 17 hitters before consecutive hits by Sanchez and Torres finished him.

Ottavino struck out pinch-hitter Chance Sisco to end the seventh and Zack Britton pitched a scoreless eighth. Aroldis Chapman converted his 33rd save in 38 chances.

The Orioles lost for the ninth time in 10 games and allowed their 250th homer, extending the American League record. Baltimore is eight away from matching the big league record set by the Cincinnati Reds in 2016.

''We don't have to play them anymore, so I guess that's a good thing,'' Bundy said.

BULLPEN MOVES

Both teams made moves to add relief pitchers to their 40-man rosters.

New York claimed RHP Ryan Dull off waivers from San Francisco and designated RHP Brady Lail for assignment.

Baltimore claimed RHP Ryan Eades off waivers and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles designated RHP Jimmy Yacabonis for assignment.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: OF D.J. Stewart (concussion) was to begin a rehab assignment with Norfolk Wednesday and was expected to be activated Friday.

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (inflamed right knee) will come off the injured list and start Sunday against Cleveland. ... 1B/DH Luke Voit (sports hernia) took grounders, hit in the cage and did some throwing. He could work out next week at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Florida, or Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Aaron Brooks (2-6) opens a three-game series in Boston on Friday.

Yankees: New York will use an opener for the start of a four-game series Thursday against Cleveland.

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BAL39-82
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NYY81-41
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  • W: J. Happ (10-7)L: D. Bundy (5-13)S: A. Chapman (33)
  • HR: NYY - G. Sanchez (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Mancini 1B32000201.274.341.533.8744.0
A. Santander RF50000043.297.337.506.843-2.0
R. Nunez DH52520000.246.311.481.79210.0
R. Ruiz PR-DH00000000.247.316.365.6810.0
J. Villar 2B40220112.269.338.439.7765.5
P. Severino C20110100.263.337.435.7733.0
a- C. Sisco PH-C10000011.215.315.400.715-0.5
J. Peterson LF30000115.236.282.389.6710.5
S. Wilkerson CF40100021.227.271.404.6750.0
R. Martin SS40000012.189.246.290.536-0.5
  • a-struck out for Severino in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner CF30000100.256.337.486.8231.0
A. Judge RF41000031.263.388.454.842-0.5
G. Urshela 3B41100020.335.378.586.9641.0
D. Gregorius SS41110000.261.287.447.7343.0
G. Sanchez C32331100.235.307.521.82712.0
G. Torres DH41100002.282.349.521.8693.0
M. Tauchman LF30000112.295.379.565.9440.5
M. Ford 1B30120001.171.293.371.6643.0
T. Estrada 2B30000002.264.304.491.7940.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Alberto (16), R. Nunez (21), J. Villar (27)
    • RBI - R. Nunez 2 (68), J. Villar 2 (54), P. Severino (30)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez 2 (25), J. Villar 2 (23), P. Severino (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto, T. Mancini, J. Villar, C. Sisco, J. Peterson 5 (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Torres (20)
    • HR - G. Sanchez (26)
    • RBI - D. Gregorius (36), G. Sanchez 3 (63), M. Ford 2 (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Ford 2 (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Tauchman, M. Ford, T. Estrada 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Estrada-Ford)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy (L, 5-13)5.25662415.251.34-1.0
    R. Bleier0.21001005.891.50-2.0
    S. Armstrong0.20000105.271.430.5
    M. Givens1.01000104.631.222.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy (L, 5-13)5.2
    R. Bleier0.2
    S. Armstrong0.2
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Happ (W, 10-7)5.06223605.401.3714.0
    L. Cessa (H, 4)1.22331104.331.34-2.5
    A. Ottavino (H, 24)0.11000101.701.32-0.5
    Z. Britton (H, 25)1.00001102.171.252.5
    A. Chapman (S, 33)1.01000202.451.1710.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Happ (W, 10-7)5.0
    L. Cessa (H, 4)1.2
    A. Ottavino (H, 24)0.1
    Z. Britton (H, 25)1.0
    A. Chapman (S, 33)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Bundy (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 98-57, R. Bleier 10-6, S. Armstrong 8-6, M. Givens 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 11-2, R. Bleier 2-0, M. Givens 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, R. Bleier 4, S. Armstrong 2, M. Givens 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Ottavino
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 95-58, L. Cessa 28-17, A. Ottavino 10-6, Z. Britton 13-8, A. Chapman 21-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-4, Z. Britton 2-0, A. Chapman 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Happ 23, L. Cessa 8, A. Ottavino 2, Z. Britton 4, A. Chapman 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BAL39-82
    1010003005100
    NYY81-41
    40000200X670
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    H. Alberto 3B51100012.318.340.427.7672.5
    T. Mancini 1B32000201.274.341.533.8744.0
    A. Santander RF50000043.297.337.506.843-2.0
    R. Nunez DH52520000.246.311.481.79210.0
    R. Ruiz PR-DH00000000.247.316.365.6810.0
    J. Villar 2B40220112.269.338.439.7765.5
    P. Severino C20110100.263.337.435.7733.0
    a- C. Sisco PH-C10000011.215.315.400.715-0.5
    J. Peterson LF30000115.236.282.389.6710.5
    S. Wilkerson CF40100021.227.271.404.6750.0
    R. Martin SS40000012.189.246.290.536-0.5
    Total365105051117-----
    • a-struck out for Severino in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner CF30000100.256.337.486.8231.0
    A. Judge RF41000031.263.388.454.842-0.5
    G. Urshela 3B41100020.335.378.586.9641.0
    D. Gregorius SS41110000.261.287.447.7343.0
    G. Sanchez C32331100.235.307.521.82712.0
    G. Torres DH41100002.282.349.521.8693.0
    M. Tauchman LF30000112.295.379.565.9440.5
    M. Ford 1B30120001.171.293.371.6643.0
    T. Estrada 2B30000002.264.304.491.7940.0
    Total316761368-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Alberto (16), R. Nunez (21), J. Villar (27)
      • RBI - R. Nunez 2 (68), J. Villar 2 (54), P. Severino (30)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez 2 (25), J. Villar 2 (23), P. Severino (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto, T. Mancini, J. Villar, C. Sisco, J. Peterson 5 (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Torres (20)
      • HR - G. Sanchez (26)
      • RBI - D. Gregorius (36), G. Sanchez 3 (63), M. Ford 2 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Ford 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Tauchman, M. Ford, T. Estrada 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Estrada-Ford)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (L, 5-13)5.25662415.251.34-1.0
      R. Bleier0.21001005.891.50-2.0
      S. Armstrong0.20000105.271.430.5
      M. Givens1.01000104.631.222.5
      Total8.0766361---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (L, 5-13)5.2
      R. Bleier0.2
      S. Armstrong0.2
      M. Givens1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 10-7)5.06223605.401.3714.0
      L. Cessa (H, 4)1.22331104.331.34-2.5
      A. Ottavino (H, 24)0.11000101.701.32-0.5
      Z. Britton (H, 25)1.00001102.171.252.5
      A. Chapman (S, 33)1.01000202.451.1710.0
      Total9.010555110---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 10-7)5.0
      L. Cessa (H, 4)1.2
      A. Ottavino (H, 24)0.1
      Z. Britton (H, 25)1.0
      A. Chapman (S, 33)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Bundy (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 98-57, R. Bleier 10-6, S. Armstrong 8-6, M. Givens 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 11-2, R. Bleier 2-0, M. Givens 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, R. Bleier 4, S. Armstrong 2, M. Givens 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Ottavino
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 95-58, L. Cessa 28-17, A. Ottavino 10-6, Z. Britton 13-8, A. Chapman 21-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-4, Z. Britton 2-0, A. Chapman 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 23, L. Cessa 8, A. Ottavino 2, Z. Britton 4, A. Chapman 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Villar doubled to deep center, Nunez scored56
        Nunez doubled to deep left, Alberto and Mancini scored46
      • 6TH INNING
        Ford singled to left, Sanchez and Torres scored, Tauchman to third26
      • 3RD INNING
        Severino singled to left, Nunez scored, Villar to second24
      • 1ST INNING
        Sanchez homered to center, Urshela and Gregorius scored14
        Gregorius singled to right, Judge scored, Urshela to third11
        Villar singled to left center, Mancini scored, Nunez to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Zack Britton
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Nunez singled to right
        • Rio Ruiz ran for Renato Nunez
        • Rio Ruiz at designated hitter
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Zack Britton relieved Adam Ottavino
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peterson walked
        • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Martin reached on fielder's choice to second, Peterson out at second
        • H. Alberto: Alberto grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Mychal Givens relieved Shawn Armstrong
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius grounded out to second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez singled to center
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Torres lined out to right
        • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Cessa Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Martin flied out to left
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto doubled to deep left
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Santander lined out to right, Alberto to third
        • R. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Nunez doubled to deep left, Alberto and Mancini scored
        • Adam Ottavino relieved Luis Cessa
        • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Nunez to third on wild pitch, Ball, Villar doubled to deep center, Nunez scored
        • Chance Sisco hit for Pedro Severino
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to shortstop
        • Shawn Armstrong relieved Richard Bleier
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Foul, Urshela flied out to deep left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Luis Cessa relieved J.A. Happ
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Severino popped out to second
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Peterson flied out to right
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Urshela struck out on foul tip
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gregorius grounded out to third
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to left
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Torres doubled to deep left, Sanchez to third
        • Richard Bleier relieved Dylan Bundy
        • M. Tauchman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tauchman walked
        • M. Ford: Ford singled to left, Sanchez and Torres scored, Tauchman to third
        • T. Estrada: Estrada grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez singled to right
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Villar grounded into double play second to first, Nunez out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • T. Estrada: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Estrada grounded out to third
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to first
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson singled to left center
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alberto struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Sanchez to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres grounded out to third
        • M. Tauchman: Strike (foul tip), Tauchman grounded out to first, Sanchez to third
        • M. Ford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ford grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez singled to center
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Villar walked, Nunez to second
        • P. Severino: Ball, Severino singled to left, Nunez scored, Villar to second
        • J. Peterson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peterson flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Urshela struck out on foul tip
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wilkerson flied out to deep right
        • R. Martin: Martin grounded bunt out to second
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ford grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Estrada: Strike swinging, Ball, Estrada grounded out to third
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Gardner lined out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Alberto fouled out to catcher
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santander struck out looking
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nunez singled to left, Mancini to second
        • J. Villar: Foul, Villar singled to left center, Mancini scored, Nunez to second
        • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Severino walked, Nunez to third, Villar to second
        • J. Peterson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Peterson struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner walked
        • A. Judge: Judge reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gardner out at second
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Urshela singled to center, Judge to second
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius singled to right, Judge scored, Urshela to third
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez homered to center, Urshela and Gregorius scored
        • G. Torres: Ball, Torres grounded out to third
        • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tauchman grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)