Valencia HR carries Orioles past Yankees 5-4 in DH opener

BALTIMORE (AP) A slumping player on the worst team in the majors found his groove just in time to knock off the New York Yankees.

Danny Valencia snapped an 0-for-25 skid with a three-run homer off CC Sabathia, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a six-game skid with a 5-4 victory Monday in the opener of a doubleheader.

Mark Trumbo also homered for the Orioles, who improved to 25-65 and temporarily stalled the Yankees' pursuit of first-place Boston in the AL East.

''The losses stink,'' New York manager Aaron Boone said. ''We don't have a lot of time to soak this one in. It's get on to the next one right now.''

The Yankees were cruising with a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning when Sabathia (6-4) walked Trumbo and yielded a double to Jonathan Schoop. With the New York bullpen buzzing in an effort to get a reliever ready, Sabathia served up a 2-1 pitch that Valencia drove far over the center-field wall.

''To come through big with the home run there to put us ahead, it feels nice. Can't deny that,'' Valencia said.

It would be the final pitch for Sabathia, who allowed five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings.

''I think it was just a pitch that he knew was coming,'' Sabathia said of the homer. ''I probably should have went a different way right there.''

The 37-year-old lefty is winless in his last nine starts against the Orioles since May 4, 2016.

Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Yankees, who got the potential tying run to third base with one out in the ninth before Zach Britton struck out Kyle Higashioka and retired pinch-hitter Brett Gardner on a grounder.

New York is 3-4 against the last-place Orioles this season. As an example of the Yankees' frustration, left fielder Clint Frazier cracked his bat over his knee after his third strikeout of the game in the eighth inning.

Mike Wright (2-0) struck out four in two innings of relief, Mychal Givens fanned two in the eighth and Britton followed for his second save.

Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to be the 26th man for Baltimore in the doubleheader, Jimmy Yacabonis allowed three runs over five innings in his second major league start.

Stanton put the Yankees up 1-0 with his 22nd home run in the second inning. It was 3-0 before Manny Machado doubled and Trumbo connected in the fourth.

The game was a makeup of a rainout on May 31.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: All-Star reliever Aroldis Chapman (left knee tendinitis) left Saturday's game against Toronto with a trainer by his side, but Boone says there has been no discussion about putting the lefty on the DL and that the injury has not impacted his effectiveness. ... C Gary Sanchez (groin) is scheduled to take batting practice on Tuesday in Baltimore, and a decision on the start of his rehab assignment will be made this weekend.

Orioles: Reliever Darren O'Day will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a severe hamstring strain. ''I've come to terms with my season being over. I'm excited to get the surgery and kind of get focused on going forward,'' O'Day said. ... RHP Chris Tillman (back) has been dealing with a callus on his pitching hand but remains on schedule to make his next rehab start.

NO TEARS, PLEASE

Dellin Betances is one of the game's hottest relievers, but his run of four All-Star appearances in four big league seasons is over. If the right-hander was dismayed over the slight, he didn't show it. ''Every year a lot of guys are left out. Last year I probably didn't deserve to get in,'' he said. Betances started the week with a run of 18 straight scoreless appearances. Asked about being idle during the All-Star break for the first time, he replied, ''It'll be weird. But I'll enjoy those four days.''

UP NEXT

Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa (0-1, 5.00 ERA) was slated to face rookie right-hander Yefry Ramirez (0-2, 2.51) in the nightcap.

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  • W: M. Wright (2-0)L: C. Sabathia (6-4)S: Z. Britton (2)
  • HR: NYY - G. Stanton (22), BAL - M. Trumbo (12), D. Valencia (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Hicks CF40100010.259.357.518.8760.5
A. Judge RF41110022.280.397.568.9662.0
D. Gregorius SS40110012.252.316.452.7681.5
G. Stanton DH42211011.270.343.519.8627.5
C. Frazier LF40000030.241.353.310.663-1.5
N. Walker 1B30110010.188.269.256.5251.5
a- M. Andujar PH10100000.279.307.500.8071.0
B. Drury 3B40000012.178.260.289.549-0.5
K. Higashioka C30100122.208.296.625.9212.0
T. Wade 2B31100001.105.171.158.3292.0
b- B. Gardner PH10000001.252.346.378.7240.0
  • a-singled for Walker in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Wade in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham 3B40100023.212.259.277.5360.0
A. Jones CF40000003.280.305.429.7350.0
M. Machado SS41100010.312.381.560.9412.5
M. Trumbo DH32121120.261.326.483.8098.0
J. Schoop 2B41300000.224.263.394.6566.0
D. Valencia RF31131101.258.320.439.7599.0
J. Peterson LF00000000.195.311.328.6390.0
J. Rickard LF-RF40200022.202.268.382.6503.0
T. Mancini 1B30000102.222.296.365.6611.0
C. Joseph C30100113.192.218.317.5342.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Higashioka
    • HR - G. Stanton (22)
    • RBI - A. Judge (59), D. Gregorius (47), G. Stanton (52), N. Walker (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (18), D. Gregorius (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Machado (20), J. Schoop 2 (15), C. Joseph (8)
    • HR - M. Trumbo (12), D. Valencia (9)
    • RBI - M. Trumbo 2 (28), D. Valencia 3 (26)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Rickard
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Sabathia-Wade-Walker; Wade-Gregorius-Walker)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Mancini-Joseph-Beckham)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sabathia (L, 6-4)5.07553423.341.28-3.0
    J. Holder1.01001101.980.831.5
    A. Cole2.02000305.331.375.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sabathia (L, 6-4)5.0
    J. Holder1.0
    A. Cole2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Yacabonis5.06331517.151.947.5
    M. Wright (W, 2-0)2.02110404.911.6612.0
    M. Givens (H, 12)1.00000204.601.444.0
    Z. Britton (S, 2)1.01000104.631.379.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Yacabonis5.0
    M. Wright (W, 2-0)2.0
    M. Givens (H, 12)1.0
    Z. Britton (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 99-57, J. Holder 20-12, A. Cole 26-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 7-3, A. Cole 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 24, J. Holder 5, A. Cole 7
    PITCHING
    • WP - Z. Britton
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yacabonis 71-44, M. Wright 33-22, M. Givens 10-8, Z. Britton 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yacabonis 4-5, M. Wright 2-0, Z. Britton 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Yacabonis 21, M. Wright 8, M. Givens 3, Z. Britton 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hicks CF40100010.259.357.518.8760.5
    A. Judge RF41110022.280.397.568.9662.0
    D. Gregorius SS40110012.252.316.452.7681.5
    G. Stanton DH42211011.270.343.519.8627.5
    C. Frazier LF40000030.241.353.310.663-1.5
    N. Walker 1B30110010.188.269.256.5251.5
    a- M. Andujar PH10100000.279.307.500.8071.0
    B. Drury 3B40000012.178.260.289.549-0.5
    K. Higashioka C30100122.208.296.625.9212.0
    T. Wade 2B31100001.105.171.158.3292.0
    b- B. Gardner PH10000001.252.346.378.7240.0
    Total35494111211-----
    • a-singled for Walker in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for Wade in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham 3B40100023.212.259.277.5360.0
    A. Jones CF40000003.280.305.429.7350.0
    M. Machado SS41100010.312.381.560.9412.5
    M. Trumbo DH32121120.261.326.483.8098.0
    J. Schoop 2B41300000.224.263.394.6566.0
    D. Valencia RF31131101.258.320.439.7599.0
    J. Peterson LF00000000.195.311.328.6390.0
    J. Rickard LF-RF40200022.202.268.382.6503.0
    T. Mancini 1B30000102.222.296.365.6611.0
    C. Joseph C30100113.192.218.317.5342.5
    Total32510524814-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Higashioka
      • HR - G. Stanton (22)
      • RBI - A. Judge (59), D. Gregorius (47), G. Stanton (52), N. Walker (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (18), D. Gregorius (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Machado (20), J. Schoop 2 (15), C. Joseph (8)
      • HR - M. Trumbo (12), D. Valencia (9)
      • RBI - M. Trumbo 2 (28), D. Valencia 3 (26)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Rickard
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Sabathia-Wade-Walker; Wade-Gregorius-Walker)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Mancini-Joseph-Beckham)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia (L, 6-4)5.07553423.341.28-3.0
      J. Holder1.01001101.980.831.5
      A. Cole2.02000305.331.375.5
      Total8.01055482---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia (L, 6-4)5.0
      J. Holder1.0
      A. Cole2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Yacabonis5.06331517.151.947.5
      M. Wright (W, 2-0)2.02110404.911.6612.0
      M. Givens (H, 12)1.00000204.601.444.0
      Z. Britton (S, 2)1.01000104.631.379.5
      Total9.09441121---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Yacabonis5.0
      M. Wright (W, 2-0)2.0
      M. Givens (H, 12)1.0
      Z. Britton (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 99-57, J. Holder 20-12, A. Cole 26-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 7-3, A. Cole 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 24, J. Holder 5, A. Cole 7
      PITCHING
      • WP - Z. Britton
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yacabonis 71-44, M. Wright 33-22, M. Givens 10-8, Z. Britton 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yacabonis 4-5, M. Wright 2-0, Z. Britton 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Yacabonis 21, M. Wright 8, M. Givens 3, Z. Britton 4
      • 6TH INNING
        Valencia homered to center, Trumbo and Schoop scored45
        Walker singled to center, Stanton scored42
      • 4TH INNING
        Trumbo homered to left center, Machado scored32
      • 3RD INNING
        Gregorius singled to center, Judge scored30
        Judge singled to left, Wade scored, Judge to second20
      • 2ND INNING
        Stanton homered to left center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Zach Britton relieved Mychal Givens
        • Miguel Andujar hit for Neil Walker
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar singled to center
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andujar to second on wild pitch, Foul, Drury grounded out to second, Andujar to third
        • K. Higashioka: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Higashioka struck out swinging
        • Brett Gardner hit for Tyler Wade
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Gardner grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Mike Wright
        • Jace Peterson in left field
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Stanton popped out to second
        • C. Frazier: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cole Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Foul, Ball, Rickard singled to left
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Mancini grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Rickard out at second
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Wright Pitching:
        • T. Wade: Wade grounded bunt out to first
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
        • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A.J. Cole relieved Jonathan Holder
        • M. Machado: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop doubled to left
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Valencia grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Mike Wright relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton singled to center
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to third, Stanton to second
        • N. Walker: Strike swinging, Foul, Walker singled to center, Stanton scored
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • K. Higashioka: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Higashioka struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Schoop doubled to right, Trumbo to third
        • D. Valencia: Strike swinging, Ball, Valencia homered to center, Trumbo and Schoop scored
        • Jonathan Holder relieved CC Sabathia
        • J. Rickard: Rickard singled to right
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini fouled out to first
        • C. Joseph: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Rickard stole second, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Joseph walked
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Jones popped out to first
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • K. Higashioka: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Higashioka walked
        • T. Wade: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wade flied out to shallow left
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Hicks reached on an infield single to pitcher, Higashioka to second
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Beckham out at second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Drury grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Machado: Machado doubled to left
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Trumbo homered to left center, Machado scored
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Schoop singled to right center
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valencia walked, Schoop to second
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked, Schoop to third, Valencia to second
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Joseph grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • K. Higashioka: Higashioka doubled to deep right center
        • T. Wade: Wade singled to center, Higashioka to third
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Hicks grounded out to first, Higashioka out at home, Wade to second
        • A. Judge: Judge singled to left, Wade scored, Judge to second
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius singled to center, Judge scored
        • G. Stanton: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Joseph doubled to left
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stanton homered to left center
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • N. Walker: Walker flied out to deep center
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Schoop lined out to shortstop
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Foul, Valencia grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Hicks grounded out to first
        • A. Judge: Judge lined out to center
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gregorius flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jones fouled out to first
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)