Castro, Gregorius HRs help Yankees beat Orioles 7-4

BALTIMORE (AP) The New York Yankees understand the importance of beating the teams they're battling for a playoff berth.

So, after taking care of business at home against Boston, the Yankees opened a road series against the Baltimore Orioles with a decisive win.

Starlin Castro homered and drove in three runs, Didi Gregorius also went deep and New York rolled to a 7-4 victory Monday.

After spotting the Orioles an early lead, New York bounced back for its fourth win in five games. The Yankees enhanced their position atop the wild-card race and remained relevant in the AL East after starting the day 3 1/2 games behind division-leading Red Sox. New York took three of four from Boston over the weekend.

''You want to keep it going,'' manager Joe Girardi said. ''The other teams are chasing us and we're chasing the Red Sox. Every day we win it makes it easier for us to try to accomplish our goals. So we've got to play good again (Tuesday).''

Aaron Judge drew a career-high four walks, singled and scored a run to help New York extend its wild-card lead over Baltimore to 4 1/2 games.

The Yankees played without catcher Gary Sanchez, who began serving a suspension that was reduced to three games from four. The MLB suspension stemmed from an Aug. 24 brawl during a game against Detroit.

Asked if he felt fortunate that the suspension was shortened, Girardi replied, ''I don't think there's ever a feeling that you lucked out because we're going to miss a very good player for three games.''

Chad Green (3-0) struck out four in 2 1/3 innings after starter Jordan Montgomery got two outs in the fifth.

Tim Beckham, Chris Davis and Welington Castillo homered for the Orioles, who have lost three of five following a seven-game winning streak.

''Every series is big, especially when you're fighting for the wild card,'' Davis said. ''We have a lot of things working against us, but if we just take care of our business ... that's really all you can do.''

Dylan Bundy (13-9) gave up five runs, five hits and four walks in four-plus innings. It was a miserable encore to his previous effort, a one-hit masterpiece against Seattle in his first career complete game.

''Stuff wise was fine,'' the right-hander said. ''It was just really command and location of my pitches today.''

Held hitless through three innings and trailing 3-0, the Yankees finally solved Bundy in the fourth. Castro led off with a single, Gregorius homered and Bundy walked two of the next three batters before Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single.

''First couple innings were OK. Just couldn't find his command,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''I don't care who you're facing. They're a pretty patient team when they see that.''

Bundy's outing ended in the fifth, when Castro hit a two-run drive for a 5-3 lead. Castro added an RBI single in a two-run sixth.

Beckham hit his third leadoff homer of the season and Davis made it 3-0 in the second with an opposite-field fly that barely cleared the outstretched glove of leaping left fielder Brett Gardner.

20-20

Gregorius, who reached the 20-homer mark for the second straight season, said, ''I'm not worried about the home runs. I mean, for me, it's more, try to make improvements, try to get better.''

SHIRT SHOT

Although Beckham has been an Oriole for only five weeks, the team honored the shortstop by giving fans T-shirts with his name and number. He celebrated the occasion with his seventh home run since joining the team on July 31.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: With CF Aaron Hicks (left oblique strain) sent to the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Girardi said either Tyler Wade (who was recalled Monday) or Ronald Torreyes could serve as the fourth outfielder.

Orioles: Showalter hopes SS J.J. Hardy (wrist) can come off the DL on Tuesday. `I'm hoping his activation is imminent,'' the manager said.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (11-5, 3.71) starts Tuesday night. He's pitched at least six innings and allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last three starts.

Orioles: Jeremy Hellickson (2-3, 6.55 ERA) makes his seventh start with Baltimore. He's 4-2 with a 3.21 ERA lifetime against the Yankees.

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YankeesNYY74-63
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OriolesBAL70-68
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  • W: C. Green (3-0)L: D. Bundy (13-9)
  • HR: NYY - S. Castro (13), D. Gregorius (20), BAL - W. Castillo (19), C. Davis (23), T. Beckham (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF50010014.256.345.425.7710.5
C. Headley DH41100121.280.362.427.7892.0
S. Castro 2B52331010.313.349.479.82810.5
D. Gregorius SS51121012.291.324.477.8016.5
A. Judge RF11100400.277.412.573.9856.0
G. Bird 1B50000015.144.267.278.544-0.5
T. Frazier 3B31100202.211.337.417.7545.0
J. Ellsbury CF21110210.254.335.394.7304.5
A. Romine C20000104.213.272.289.5611.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS31111110.289.335.467.8016.5
    M. Machado 3B20100200.272.327.497.8243.0
    J. Schoop 2B40000014.306.352.539.891-0.5
    A. Jones CF40000033.279.316.472.788-1.5
    T. Mancini LF40100003.290.337.504.8421.0
    M. Trumbo DH41100010.246.300.414.7141.5
    C. Davis 1B41121012.224.318.443.7616.5
    W. Castillo C41111031.300.337.518.8554.5
    J. Rickard RF30000010.246.280.352.633-0.5
    a- S. Smith PH10000010.268.352.458.809-0.5
    • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Frazier (17)
    • HR - S. Castro (13), D. Gregorius (20)
    • SH - A. Romine (2)
    • RBI - B. Gardner (54), S. Castro 3 (54), D. Gregorius 2 (64), J. Ellsbury (34)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (17)
    BATTING
    • HR - T. Beckham (19), C. Davis (23), W. Castillo (19)
    • RBI - T. Beckham (56), C. Davis 2 (55), W. Castillo (49)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo (19)
    FIELDING
    • DP - G. Bird, D. Gregorius
    • E - D. Gregorius (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Rodriguez, M. Machado, C. Davis
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Montgomery4.25321424.141.256.0
    C. Green (W, 3-0)2.10000401.970.7115.0
    D. Robertson1.00002202.280.962.0
    D. Betances1.01110212.421.172.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Montgomery4.2
    C. Green (W, 3-0)2.1
    D. Robertson1.0
    D. Betances1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy (L, 13-9)4.05554524.121.19-4.5
    M. Castro1.10223002.651.05-2.0
    D. Hart0.10001003.001.39-1.0
    R. Rodriguez1.130011015.433.00-0.5
    G. Ynoa2.00001103.681.365.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy (L, 13-9)4.0
    M. Castro1.1
    D. Hart0.1
    R. Rodriguez1.1
    G. Ynoa2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 67-42, C. Green 36-22, D. Robertson 26-13, D. Betances 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 6-4, D. Robertson 1-0, D. Betances 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 20, C. Green 7, D. Robertson 5, D. Betances 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - R. Rodriguez
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 98-58, M. Castro 38-20, D. Hart 7-2, R. Rodriguez 21-14, G. Ynoa 22-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 2-5, M. Castro 1-2, D. Hart 1-0, R. Rodriguez 2-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 21, M. Castro 6, D. Hart 2, R. Rodriguez 7, G. Ynoa 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    YankeesNYY74-63
    000322000781
    OriolesBAL70-68
    120000001460
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF50010014.256.345.425.7710.5
    C. Headley DH41100121.280.362.427.7892.0
    S. Castro 2B52331010.313.349.479.82810.5
    D. Gregorius SS51121012.291.324.477.8016.5
    A. Judge RF11100400.277.412.573.9856.0
    G. Bird 1B50000015.144.267.278.544-0.5
    T. Frazier 3B31100202.211.337.417.7545.0
    J. Ellsbury CF21110210.254.335.394.7304.5
    A. Romine C20000104.213.272.289.5611.0
    Total32787210718-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Beckham SS31111110.289.335.467.8016.5
      M. Machado 3B20100200.272.327.497.8243.0
      J. Schoop 2B40000014.306.352.539.891-0.5
      A. Jones CF40000033.279.316.472.788-1.5
      T. Mancini LF40100003.290.337.504.8421.0
      M. Trumbo DH41100010.246.300.414.7141.5
      C. Davis 1B41121012.224.318.443.7616.5
      W. Castillo C41111031.300.337.518.8554.5
      J. Rickard RF30000010.246.280.352.633-0.5
      a- S. Smith PH10000010.268.352.458.809-0.5
      Total33464331213-----
      • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Frazier (17)
      • HR - S. Castro (13), D. Gregorius (20)
      • SH - A. Romine (2)
      • RBI - B. Gardner (54), S. Castro 3 (54), D. Gregorius 2 (64), J. Ellsbury (34)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro (17)
      BATTING
      • HR - T. Beckham (19), C. Davis (23), W. Castillo (19)
      • RBI - T. Beckham (56), C. Davis 2 (55), W. Castillo (49)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo (19)
      FIELDING
      • DP - G. Bird, D. Gregorius
      • E - D. Gregorius (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Rodriguez, M. Machado, C. Davis
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Montgomery4.25321424.141.256.0
      C. Green (W, 3-0)2.10000401.970.7115.0
      D. Robertson1.00002202.280.962.0
      D. Betances1.01110212.421.172.0
      Total9.06433123---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Montgomery4.2
      C. Green (W, 3-0)2.1
      D. Robertson1.0
      D. Betances1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (L, 13-9)4.05554524.121.19-4.5
      M. Castro1.10223002.651.05-2.0
      D. Hart0.10001003.001.39-1.0
      R. Rodriguez1.130011015.433.00-0.5
      G. Ynoa2.00001103.681.365.5
      Total9.08771072---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (L, 13-9)4.0
      M. Castro1.1
      D. Hart0.1
      R. Rodriguez1.1
      G. Ynoa2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 67-42, C. Green 36-22, D. Robertson 26-13, D. Betances 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 6-4, D. Robertson 1-0, D. Betances 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 20, C. Green 7, D. Robertson 5, D. Betances 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - R. Rodriguez
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 98-58, M. Castro 38-20, D. Hart 7-2, R. Rodriguez 21-14, G. Ynoa 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 2-5, M. Castro 1-2, D. Hart 1-0, R. Rodriguez 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 21, M. Castro 6, D. Hart 2, R. Rodriguez 7, G. Ynoa 7
      • 9TH INNING
        Castillo homered to center74
      • 6TH INNING
        Castro singled to right center, Ellsbury scored, Headley to second73
        Gardner grounded out to shortstop, Frazier scored63
      • 5TH INNING
        Castro homered to left, Headley scored53
      • 4TH INNING
        Ellsbury singled to shallow right, Judge scored, Frazier to second33
        Gregorius homered to right center, Castro scored23
      • 2ND INNING
        Davis homered to left center, Trumbo scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Beckham homered to right center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius flied out to left
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge walked
        • G. Bird: Bird flied out to left
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Strike looking, Frazier flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dellin Betances relieved David Robertson
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to pitcher
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Castillo homered to center
        • Seth Smith hit for Joey Rickard
        • S. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Gabriel Ynoa relieved Richard Rodriguez
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Gardner flied out to left
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Castro popped out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • David Robertson relieved Chad Green
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked, Beckham to second
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Judge singled to shallow left
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bird grounded into double play first to third to pitcher, Judge out at second
        • T. Frazier: Frazier doubled to deep right center
        • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury intentionally walked
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Romine reached on fielder's choice to third, Ellsbury out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Green Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
        • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ellsbury walked, Frazier to second
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Foul, Romine hit sacrifice bunt to first, Frazier to third, Ellsbury to second
        • Donnie Hart relieved Miguel Castro
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to shortstop, Frazier scored
        • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Headley walked
        • Richard Rodriguez relieved Donnie Hart
        • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Castro singled to right center, Ellsbury scored, Headley to second
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gregorius struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Green Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to center
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trumbo flied out to deep right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Headley singled to center
        • S. Castro: Castro homered to left, Headley scored
        • Miguel Castro relieved Dylan Bundy
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gregorius flied out to left
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge walked
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bird lined into double play first, Judge out at first
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Rickard lined out to third
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Beckham lined out to center
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • Chad Green relieved Jordan Montgomery
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Schoop flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Castro singled to shallow left
        • D. Gregorius: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Gregorius homered to right center, Castro scored
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge walked
        • G. Bird: Bird flied out to center
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked, Judge to second
        • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ellsbury singled to shallow right, Judge scored, Frazier to second
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Romine fouled out to third
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini reached on an infield single to second
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo singled to right, Mancini to second
        • C. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded into double play shortstop to first, Mancini to third, Trumbo out at second
        • W. Castillo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ellsbury struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Romine walked
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner popped out to second
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Headley popped out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Machado lined out to center
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Ball, Schoop grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to second
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • T. Frazier: Frazier flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo safe at first on shortstop Gregorius fielding error
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis homered to left center, Trumbo scored
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Rickard grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gardner grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham homered to right center
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Machado singled to deep right
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Schoop reached on fielder's choice to second, Machado out at second
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Mancini flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)