Jimenez, Beckham lead skidding Orioles over Yankees 6-4

NEW YORK (AP) Hammered by Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees all season, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter wasn't about to let that happen again.

Even if it meant bringing the potential winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning. Even it meant rankling his relief ace.

So Showalter intentionally walked Judge with two outs, putting two runners on base. Closer Zach Britton made the strategy work, fanning Gary Sanchez to preserve the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

''It's not something I would've chose,'' Britton said. ''Obviously, I wanted to attack Judge. I like my chances there. It wasn't my call.''

No, it wasn't.

Then again, Showalter once notably issued an intentional walk to Barry Bonds with the bases loaded while managing Arizona. That move worked out, too.

''It came up heads today, tomorrow it might be tails,'' Showalter said.

Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 10 in just five innings and Tim Beckham hit a three-run homer as Baltimore stayed 5 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild-card spot.

The Orioles had lost nine of 10 overall before halting a team that had battered them all season. Baltimore finished 7-12 against the Yankees this year, giving up 154 runs along the way - the most any team has allowed to an opponent in a season since the White Sox scored 158 against Boston in 1960.

Didi Gregorius homered for the third straight day as New York's four-game winning streak ended. The Yankees remained three games behind AL East-leading Boston, and hold a four-game lead over Minnesota atop the wild-card race.

''I mean we're continuing to play well, even on a day that we lose, we have an opportunity in the ninth inning and that's what you want,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Judge went 26 for 61 (.426) against the Orioles this year with 11 home runs, 24 RBIs and 24 walks. He scored 31 runs vs. the O's, the most by a player against a single opponent in a season since Ted Williams' 31 for Boston against the St. Louis Browns in 1947. The Browns moved to Baltimore for the 1954 season.

Judge, who leads the AL with 43 homers, doubled and scored in the eighth - the 17th straight game he crossed the plate vs. Baltimore.

With two outs and a runner on third in the ninth, Showalter wanted no part of the rookie slugger for a final swing. But with the way the Yankees have been hitting, there weren't a lot of guys he wanted to see, either.

''If that was the case, we'd walk just about all of them,'' he said. ''Just picking your poison, two really good young hitters.''

Sanchez stepped into the batter's box with 31 home runs this year.

''I was ready for the battle. If they were not going to pitch to him, they were going to pitch to me,'' Sanchez said through a translator. ''Unfortunately, I couldn't do it.''

Britton struck him out on a low fastball for his 15th save in 17 chances.

Jimenez (6-10) had been hit hard lately, and was 0-3 in his previous five starts. He gave up three hits and one run - Gregorius' 24th homer tied the Yankees' record for a shortstop set by Derek Jeter in 1999.

Sonny Gray (9-11) allowed five runs in four innings during his shortest start this season.

NO TIPPING

In a possible preview of the AL wild-card matchup, the Twins visit Yankee Stadium for a three-game set beginning Monday night. Yankees ace Luis Severino would be on regular rest if he pitched Wednesday, but Girardi says Masahiro Tanaka is mostly likely to start that day. The Yankees might not want to give Minnesota a free look at Severino before the wild-card game scheduled for Oct. 3. Severino has never faced the Twins, not even in spring training.

Severino is now set to next pitch Friday night at Toronto. As for having the pitching line up for a potential wild-card game, Girardi said, ''It's too early to do that.''

''But obviously that's a question that I'm probably going to be asked a lot, he said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: CF Adam Jones didn't start, getting a day to rest general soreness. ''Scuffling a little bit,'' Showalter said.

Yankees: CF Jacoby Ellsbury and INF Chase Headley were out of the starting lineup for rest. Both of them pinch-hit in the late innings.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (13-9, 4.03 ERA) starts at home Monday night vs. Boston RHP Doug Fister (5-8, 4.40).

Yankees: RHP Jaime Garcia (5-9, 4.35 with Atlanta, Minnesota and New York) pitches at home Monday night vs. Twins RHP Ervin Santana (15-7, 3.35). Garcia is winless in six starts for the Yankees.

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BAL73-77
011310000691
NYY82-67
010002010470
  • W: U. Jimenez (6-10)L: S. Gray (9-11)S: Z. Britton (15)
  • HR: BAL - T. Beckham (22), NYY - D. Gregorius (24)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS51131021.280.330.461.7907.0
M. Machado 3B41100000.265.319.486.8052.0
J. Schoop 2B41100011.300.345.525.8701.5
T. Mancini LF40210010.293.338.503.8413.5
C. Davis 1B41100033.217.311.427.7381.5
S. Smith RF31010102.257.341.434.7753.0
J. Rickard CF00000000.244.280.350.6300.0
M. Trumbo DH30000112.238.293.407.6990.5
A. Hays CF-RF40210011.286.333.500.8332.5
C. Joseph C41100023.265.297.429.7251.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner CF-LF50100022.259.345.420.7652.0
    A. Judge RF41100111.275.413.584.9973.5
    G. Sanchez C41000133.281.349.538.8870.5
    D. Gregorius SS41111012.294.327.495.8225.5
    S. Castro 2B31210010.297.333.451.7843.5
    M. Holliday DH30120121.234.323.436.7584.0
    T. Wade PR-DH00000000.148.220.222.4430.0
    G. Bird 1B30000011.150.254.310.564-0.5
    a- C. Headley PH-1B10000002.281.359.423.7820.0
    T. Frazier 3B30000110.213.345.435.7810.5
    C. Frazier LF20000021.236.269.455.725-1.0
    b- J. Ellsbury PH-CF20100000.266.352.405.7572.0
    • a-grounded out for Bird in the 8th
    • b-fouled out for C. Frazier in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Mancini (24), C. Davis (14)
    • HR - T. Beckham (22)
    • RBI - T. Beckham 3 (61), T. Mancini (77), S. Smith (32), A. Hays (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham 3 (33), T. Mancini (33), A. Hays
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Judge (20), M. Holliday (17), J. Ellsbury (17)
    • HR - D. Gregorius (24)
    • SF - S. Castro (3)
    • RBI - D. Gregorius (81), S. Castro (56), M. Holliday 2 (60)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Holliday 2 (20)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Gardner (20)
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Beckham (20)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    U. Jimenez (W, 6-10)5.031111016.571.5722.0
    M. Givens0.22221002.861.06-5.0
    R. Bleier (H, 3)0.10000002.011.180.0
    D. O'Day (H, 17)1.00000103.721.113.5
    B. Brach (H, 9)0.21101102.591.04-1.5
    Z. Britton (S, 15)1.11001202.971.549.0
    PITCHERSIP
    U. Jimenez (W, 6-10)5.0
    M. Givens0.2
    R. Bleier (H, 3)0.1
    D. O'Day (H, 17)1.0
    B. Brach (H, 9)0.2
    Z. Britton (S, 15)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Gray (L, 9-11)4.06552413.381.17-4.0
    B. Mitchell3.03110404.731.527.0
    D. Betances1.00000103.041.223.5
    T. Kahnle1.00000202.541.114.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Gray (L, 9-11)4.0
    B. Mitchell3.0
    D. Betances1.0
    T. Kahnle1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - Z. Britton
    • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 100-54, M. Givens 19-10, R. Bleier 4-3, D. O'Day 17-10, B. Brach 21-13, Z. Britton 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 2-3, R. Bleier 1-0, B. Brach 1-1, Z. Britton 2-0
    • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 19, M. Givens 5, R. Bleier, D. O'Day 3, B. Brach 5, Z. Britton 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Gray (10)
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 80-48, B. Mitchell 35-27, D. Betances 10-8, T. Kahnle 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 5-3, B. Mitchell 2-2, D. Betances 1-1, T. Kahnle 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Gray 20, B. Mitchell 11, D. Betances 3, T. Kahnle 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BAL73-77
    011310000691
    NYY82-67
    010002010470
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS51131021.280.330.461.7907.0
    M. Machado 3B41100000.265.319.486.8052.0
    J. Schoop 2B41100011.300.345.525.8701.5
    T. Mancini LF40210010.293.338.503.8413.5
    C. Davis 1B41100033.217.311.427.7381.5
    S. Smith RF31010102.257.341.434.7753.0
    J. Rickard CF00000000.244.280.350.6300.0
    M. Trumbo DH30000112.238.293.407.6990.5
    A. Hays CF-RF40210011.286.333.500.8332.5
    C. Joseph C41100023.265.297.429.7251.0
    Total35696121113-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner CF-LF50100022.259.345.420.7652.0
      A. Judge RF41100111.275.413.584.9973.5
      G. Sanchez C41000133.281.349.538.8870.5
      D. Gregorius SS41111012.294.327.495.8225.5
      S. Castro 2B31210010.297.333.451.7843.5
      M. Holliday DH30120121.234.323.436.7584.0
      T. Wade PR-DH00000000.148.220.222.4430.0
      G. Bird 1B30000011.150.254.310.564-0.5
      a- C. Headley PH-1B10000002.281.359.423.7820.0
      T. Frazier 3B30000110.213.345.435.7810.5
      C. Frazier LF20000021.236.269.455.725-1.0
      b- J. Ellsbury PH-CF20100000.266.352.405.7572.0
      Total34474141413-----
      HITTERSAB
      B. Gardner CF-LF5
      A. Judge RF4
      G. Sanchez C4
      D. Gregorius SS4
      S. Castro 2B3
      M. Holliday DH3
      T. Wade PR-DH0
      G. Bird 1B3
      a- C. Headley PH-1B1
      T. Frazier 3B3
      C. Frazier LF2
      b- J. Ellsbury PH-CF2
      Total34
      • a-grounded out for Bird in the 8th
      • b-fouled out for C. Frazier in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (24), C. Davis (14)
      • HR - T. Beckham (22)
      • RBI - T. Beckham 3 (61), T. Mancini (77), S. Smith (32), A. Hays (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham 3 (33), T. Mancini (33), A. Hays
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge (20), M. Holliday (17), J. Ellsbury (17)
      • HR - D. Gregorius (24)
      • SF - S. Castro (3)
      • RBI - D. Gregorius (81), S. Castro (56), M. Holliday 2 (60)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Holliday 2 (20)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Gardner (20)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Beckham (20)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      U. Jimenez (W, 6-10)5.031111016.571.5722.0
      M. Givens0.22221002.861.06-5.0
      R. Bleier (H, 3)0.10000002.011.180.0
      D. O'Day (H, 17)1.00000103.721.113.5
      B. Brach (H, 9)0.21101102.591.04-1.5
      Z. Britton (S, 15)1.11001202.971.549.0
      Total9.07434141---
      PITCHERSIP
      U. Jimenez (W, 6-10)5.0
      M. Givens0.2
      R. Bleier (H, 3)0.1
      D. O'Day (H, 17)1.0
      B. Brach (H, 9)0.2
      Z. Britton (S, 15)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Gray (L, 9-11)4.06552413.381.17-4.0
      B. Mitchell3.03110404.731.527.0
      D. Betances1.00000103.041.223.5
      T. Kahnle1.00000202.541.114.0
      Total9.09662111---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Gray (L, 9-11)4.0
      B. Mitchell3.0
      D. Betances1.0
      T. Kahnle1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - Z. Britton
      • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 100-54, M. Givens 19-10, R. Bleier 4-3, D. O'Day 17-10, B. Brach 21-13, Z. Britton 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 2-3, R. Bleier 1-0, B. Brach 1-1, Z. Britton 2-0
      • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 19, M. Givens 5, R. Bleier, D. O'Day 3, B. Brach 5, Z. Britton 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Gray (10)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 80-48, B. Mitchell 35-27, D. Betances 10-8, T. Kahnle 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 5-3, B. Mitchell 2-2, D. Betances 1-1, T. Kahnle 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Gray 20, B. Mitchell 11, D. Betances 3, T. Kahnle 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Castro hit sacrifice fly to right, Judge scored64
      • 6TH INNING
        Holliday doubled to left center, Sanchez and Castro scored63
      • 5TH INNING
        Smith reached on fielder's choice to second, Schoop scored, Mancini out at second61
      • 4TH INNING
        Beckham homered to left, Smith and Joseph scored51
      • 3RD INNING
        Mancini doubled to deep left, Machado scored21
      • 2ND INNING
        Gregorius homered to right11
        Hays singled to center, Davis scored, Trumbo to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Wade ran for Matt Holliday
        • Tommy Kahnle relieved Dellin Betances
        • A. Hays: Hays grounded out to third
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Britton Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • J. Ellsbury: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellsbury doubled to deep left
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to first, Ellsbury to third
        • A. Judge: Judge intentionally walked
        • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dellin Betances relieved Bryan Mitchell
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to left
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joey Rickard in center
        • Brad Brach relieved Darren O'Day
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge doubled to left center
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius safe at first on shortstop Beckham fielding error, Judge to third
        • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Castro hit sacrifice fly to right, Judge scored
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holliday walked, Gregorius to second
        • Zach Britton relieved Brad Brach
        • Chase Headley hit for Greg Bird
        • C. Headley: Ball, Headley grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Mitchell Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Machado fouled out to first
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schoop fouled out to catcher
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Mancini struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Darren O'Day relieved Richard Bleier
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier flied out to right
        • Jacoby Ellsbury hit for Clint Frazier
        • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ellsbury fouled out to third
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Mitchell Pitching:
        • A. Hays: Strike looking, Hays singled to right
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hays out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Mychal Givens relieved Ubaldo Jimenez
        • A. Judge: Judge flied out to deep right
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius popped out to third
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castro reached on an infield single to pitcher, Sanchez to second
        • M. Holliday: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Holliday doubled to left center, Sanchez and Castro scored
        • Richard Bleier relieved Mychal Givens
        • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bird grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Bryan Mitchell relieved Sonny Gray
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop singled to left
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini singled to center, Schoop to third
        • C. Davis: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • S. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith reached on fielder's choice to second, Schoop scored, Mancini out at second
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bird struck out looking
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Frazier struck out on foul tip
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • S. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith walked
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trumbo fouled out to third
        • A. Hays: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hays struck out swinging
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Joseph singled to left, Smith to second
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Smith to third, Joseph to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham homered to left, Smith and Joseph scored
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Machado lined out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro singled to center
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado singled to right
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Mancini doubled to deep left, Machado scored
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Gardner singled to right
        • A. Judge: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to first
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Davis doubled to deep left
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to third, Davis to third
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
        • A. Hays: Ball, Hays singled to center, Davis scored, Trumbo to third
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gregorius homered to right
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
        • G. Bird: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bird flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Beckham grounded out to third
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Schoop lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Gardner flied out to right
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)