Yankees use 4-run 9th to defeat Orioles 7-3 and avoid sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) The New York Yankees finished their season-opening trip with a feel-good victory that featured a late-inning comeback and a clutch bullpen performance.

Aaron Judge hit a tying home run, Starlin Castro's RBI single keyed a four-run ninth inning and the Yankees rallied to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 Sunday and avert a three-game sweep.

After avoiding their first 1-5 start since 1989, the Yankees headed north for Monday's game against Tampa Bay.

"It's good for us to have a game like this before going home and playing in front of our fans," manager Joe Girardi said. "We're all excited about that."

The Orioles started the day as the only unbeaten team in the majors at 4-0. After pulling off comeback victories in the first two games of the series, Baltimore blew a three-run lead in the finale.

Ronald Torreyes cut the gap to 3-2 with a two-out, two-run triple in the sixth, Judge homered in the eighth and the Yankees completed the turnaround against Darren O'Day (0-1) in the ninth.

Matt Holliday drew his career-high fifth walk and was replaced by pinch-runner Jacoby Ellsbury, who stole second. After Chris Carter walked, Castro bounced a single up the middle. Judge added a run-scoring groundout, Austin Romine hit a sacrifice fly and the final run scored on a throwing error by second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

Dellin Betances (1-1), who took the loss Saturday, struck out two in a perfect eighth and Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth.

New York relievers combined for three hitless innings after starter CC Sabathia gave up three runs - two earned - six hits and four walks over six innings.

"It's just the first week, but I felt like this was a game we needed to win," Sabathia said. "And we came out with the win."

Orioles starter Wade Miley walked seven, struck out five and allowed only one hit over five scoreless innings. He left a 3-0 lead, but the bullpen gave it away.

With Zach Britton and Brad Brach unavailable after pitching each of the previous two games, the five relievers summoned by manager Buck Showalter yielded seven runs and nine hits.

"I gave up a couple of hits, they got some runs," O'Day said. "It just wasn't a good outing. It was pretty bad."

Baltimore went up 2-0 in the second inning, taking advantage of two walks and getting RBIs from Trey Mancini and J.J. Hardy.

Mark Trumbo singled in an unearned run in the fifth.

YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST

Judge was thrilled to hit his first home run of the year, but that wasn't the best part of his day.

"The first one's always the toughest, to be honest. I'm more excited about the win," he said. "It's going to be great, going back to Yankee Stadium, seeing our fans for opening day in New York."

LONG-AWAITED CALL

Yankees prospect Kyle Higashioka, a seventh-round draft pick in 2008, finally got his call-up to the majors when C Gary Sanchez was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday.

"He was at dinner when he got the call and said he couldn't even eat his dinner," Girardi said. "I think he left it there. Hopefully, he caught up at some point with his eating habits."

WEEKEND MOVE

RHP Edwin Jackson passed a physical in Baltimore on Friday, agreed to a minor league contract with the Orioles and will report to extended spring training.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: 1B Greg Bird said his bruised right foot felt good, but he was experiencing flu-like symptoms and did not play Sunday. Girardi did not rule out Bird playing in Monday's home opener against Tampa Bay. ... Girardi said Sanchez (right biceps strain) was feeling slightly better and will undergo tests on Monday in New York.

Orioles: Miley (respiratory infection) was activated from the disabled list and OF Joey Rickard was placed on the 10-day DL with a sprained left middle finger. The injury occurred Saturday when Rickard slid into 2B on an attempted steal.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda will start against the Rays in an afternoon matchup that launches a nine-game homestand.

Orioles: After taking Monday, off Baltimore begins its first trip of the season with a two-game series in Boston.

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OriolesBAL4-1
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  • W: D. Betances (1-1)L: D. O'Day (0-1)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF50000133.280.379.360.739-0.5
A. Hicks CF50100012.300.417.400.8170.5
M. Holliday DH00000500.333.538.5561.0945.0
J. Ellsbury DH01000000.368.400.579.9793.0
C. Carter 1B30100214.111.250.111.3612.5
P. Kozma SS01000000.000.000.000.0001.0
S. Castro 2B51110015.320.320.320.6402.5
C. Headley 1B41000113.333.440.524.9641.5
A. Judge RF42221102.211.286.421.70710.0
A. Romine C31110100.200.375.200.5754.0
R. Torreyes 3B50320013.300.300.550.8506.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Gentry LF40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
    A. Jones CF41100010.263.364.474.8371.5
    M. Machado 3B30000101.235.350.471.8211.0
    M. Trumbo RF31210100.263.300.474.7745.0
    C. Davis 1B40200011.333.400.556.9561.5
    T. Mancini DH41010015.125.125.125.2501.5
    J. Schoop 2B30000110.125.222.125.3470.5
    J. Hardy SS30110120.125.176.125.3012.0
    C. Joseph C40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
      BATTING
      • 3B - R. Torreyes
      • HR - A. Judge
      • SF - A. Romine
      • RBI - S. Castro (2), A. Judge 2 (3), A. Romine, R. Torreyes 2 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Torreyes 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • RBI - M. Trumbo (5), T. Mancini, J. Hardy
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ellsbury
      • Picked Off - M. Holliday
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Torreyes, C. Carter, S. Castro
      • PB - A. Romine
      FIELDING
      • E - W. Miley, J. Schoop
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia6.06324301.641.6710.5
      T. Clippard1.00000103.000.003.5
      D. Betances (W, 1-1)1.00000203.860.0011.0
      A. Chapman1.00000200.000.004.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia6.0
      T. Clippard1.0
      D. Betances (W, 1-1)1.0
      A. Chapman1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Miley5.01007500.001.609.5
      T. Wilson (H, 1)1.13220207.712.25-1.0
      M. Givens (BS, 2)1.03111012.454.00-2.0
      D. Hart0.20000100.000.000.5
      D. O'Day (L, 0-1)0.224430018.007.50-14.0
      V. Nuno0.10000000.000.000.0
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Miley5.0
      T. Wilson (H, 1)1.1
      M. Givens (BS, 2)1.0
      D. Hart0.2
      D. O'Day (L, 0-1)0.2
      V. Nuno0.1
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Sabathia
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 98-58, T. Clippard 14-7, D. Betances 13-8, A. Chapman 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 6-8
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 27, T. Clippard 3, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 100-56, T. Wilson 37-23, M. Givens 27-19, D. Hart 7-5, D. O'Day 27-13, V. Nuno 4-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 3-6, T. Wilson 1-1, D. Hart 1-0, D. O'Day 1-1, V. Nuno 1-0
      • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, T. Wilson 7, M. Givens 7, D. Hart 2, D. O'Day 7, V. Nuno
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      YankeesNYY2-4
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      OriolesBAL4-1
      020010000362
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF50000133.280.379.360.739-0.5
      A. Hicks CF50100012.300.417.400.8170.5
      M. Holliday DH00000500.333.538.5561.0945.0
      J. Ellsbury DH01000000.368.400.579.9793.0
      C. Carter 1B30100214.111.250.111.3612.5
      P. Kozma SS01000000.000.000.000.0001.0
      S. Castro 2B51110015.320.320.320.6402.5
      C. Headley 1B41000113.333.440.524.9641.5
      A. Judge RF42221102.211.286.421.70710.0
      A. Romine C31110100.200.375.200.5754.0
      R. Torreyes 3B50320013.300.300.550.8506.5
      Total34796111822-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        C. Gentry LF40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
        A. Jones CF41100010.263.364.474.8371.5
        M. Machado 3B30000101.235.350.471.8211.0
        M. Trumbo RF31210100.263.300.474.7745.0
        C. Davis 1B40200011.333.400.556.9561.5
        T. Mancini DH41010015.125.125.125.2501.5
        J. Schoop 2B30000110.125.222.125.3470.5
        J. Hardy SS30110120.125.176.125.3012.0
        C. Joseph C40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
        Total3236304813-----
          BATTING
          • 3B - R. Torreyes
          • HR - A. Judge
          • SF - A. Romine
          • RBI - S. Castro (2), A. Judge 2 (3), A. Romine, R. Torreyes 2 (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Torreyes 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • RBI - M. Trumbo (5), T. Mancini, J. Hardy
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Ellsbury
          • Picked Off - M. Holliday
          FIELDING
          • DP - R. Torreyes, C. Carter, S. Castro
          • PB - A. Romine
          FIELDING
          • E - W. Miley, J. Schoop
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Sabathia6.06324301.641.6710.5
          T. Clippard1.00000103.000.003.5
          D. Betances (W, 1-1)1.00000203.860.0011.0
          A. Chapman1.00000200.000.004.0
          Total9.0632480---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Sabathia6.0
          T. Clippard1.0
          D. Betances (W, 1-1)1.0
          A. Chapman1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          W. Miley5.01007500.001.609.5
          T. Wilson (H, 1)1.13220207.712.25-1.0
          M. Givens (BS, 2)1.03111012.454.00-2.0
          D. Hart0.20000100.000.000.5
          D. O'Day (L, 0-1)0.224430018.007.50-14.0
          V. Nuno0.10000000.000.000.0
          Total9.09771181---
          PITCHERSIP
          W. Miley5.0
          T. Wilson (H, 1)1.1
          M. Givens (BS, 2)1.0
          D. Hart0.2
          D. O'Day (L, 0-1)0.2
          V. Nuno0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Sabathia
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 98-58, T. Clippard 14-7, D. Betances 13-8, A. Chapman 12-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 6-8
          • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 27, T. Clippard 3, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 100-56, T. Wilson 37-23, M. Givens 27-19, D. Hart 7-5, D. O'Day 27-13, V. Nuno 4-2
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 3-6, T. Wilson 1-1, D. Hart 1-0, D. O'Day 1-1, V. Nuno 1-0
          • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, T. Wilson 7, M. Givens 7, D. Hart 2, D. O'Day 7, V. Nuno
          • 9TH INNING
            Romine hit sacrifice fly to right, Castro and Headley scored on 2nd baseman Schoop fielding error73
            Judge grounded out to first, Kozma scored, Castro to third, Headley to second53
            Castro singled to center, Ellsbury scored, Carter to second43
          • 8TH INNING
            Judge homered to left33
          • 6TH INNING
            Torreyes tripled to deep right center, Judge and Romine scored23
          • 5TH INNING
            Trumbo singled to left center, Jones scored03
          • 2ND INNING
            Hardy singled to center, Mancini scored, Schoop to third02
            Mancini reached on fielder's choice to first, Trumbo scored, Davis out at second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Darren O'Day relieved Donnie Hart
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holliday walked
            • Jacoby Ellsbury ran for Matt Holliday
            • C. Carter: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ellsbury stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carter walked
            • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro singled to center, Ellsbury scored, Carter to second
            • Pete Kozma at shortstop
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Headley walked, Kozma to third, Castro to second
            • A. Judge: Judge grounded out to first, Kozma scored, Castro to third, Headley to second
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Romine hit sacrifice fly to right, Castro and Headley scored on 2nd baseman Schoop fielding error
            • R. Torreyes: Torreyes singled to left
            • Vidal Nuno relieved Darren O'Day
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • J. Hardy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Hardy struck out on foul tip
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Joseph lined out to right
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Tyler Clippard relieved CC Sabathia
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Judge homered to left
            • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Ball, Romine lined out to right
            • R. Torreyes: Foul, Strike swinging, Torreyes singled to left
            • Donnie Hart relieved Mychal Givens
            • B. Gardner: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Hicks grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Torreyes out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Dellin Betances relieved Tyler Clippard
            • M. Trumbo: Trumbo flied out to center
            • C. Davis: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Mancini struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Wilson Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to first
            • Mychal Givens relieved Tyler Wilson
            • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holliday walked
            • C. Carter: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Carter singled to left, Holliday to second
            • S. Castro: Foul, Castro popped out to first
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Headley popped out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Clippard Pitching:
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gentry popped out to first
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado flied out to deep left
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Tyler Wilson relieved Wade Miley
            • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Headley flied out to deep left
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Judge singled to deep left
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Romine singled to right, Judge to second
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Strike looking, Torreyes tripled to deep right center, Judge and Romine scored
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Hardy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hardy struck out looking
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Torreyes lined out to right
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Hicks singled to left center
            • M. Holliday: Hicks to second on Miley fielding error, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Holliday walked
            • C. Carter: Ball, Strike looking, Carter grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Jones reached on an infield single
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Jones to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Machado flied out to deep right, Jones to third
            • M. Trumbo: Trumbo singled to left center, Jones scored
            • C. Davis: Davis popped out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Mancini lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Foul, Foul, Judge grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Romine lined out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Schoop popped out to shortstop
            • J. Hardy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hardy walked
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Joseph struck out on foul tip
            • C. Gentry: Gentry lined out to left
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gardner walked
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hicks lined out to right
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holliday walked, Gardner to second
            • C. Carter: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Carter struck out on foul tip
            • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro grounded into fielder's choice to third, Holliday out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones lined out to shortstop
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Trumbo singled to left, Machado to second
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis singled to right, Machado to third, Trumbo to second
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Davis out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • C. Carter: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Carter walked
            • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Castro lined out to right
            • C. Headley: Foul, Headley flied out to left
            • A. Judge: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked, Carter to second
            • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Romine walked, Carter to third, Judge to second
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
            • C. Davis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis singled to left center, Trumbo to third
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini reached on fielder's choice to first, Trumbo scored, Davis out at second
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked, Mancini to second
            • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Hardy singled to center, Mancini scored, Schoop to third
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Hardy to second on wild pitch, Joseph grounded out to third
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gentry struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • W. Miley Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner flied out to center
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Holliday walked
            • C. Carter: Holliday picked off at first, pitcher to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • C. Gentry: Gentry grounded bunt out to first
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jones lined out to center
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Machado lined out to pitcher
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)