Smirk, shouts as Gray, Yanks flop in 7-5 loss to lowly O's

NEW YORK (AP) Booed as he walked off the Yankee Stadium mound in the third inning, Sonny Gray smiled.

A few moments later, third base coach Phil Nevin screamed at players in the New York dugout.

The Yankees headed to their four-game series at Fenway Park after perhaps their worst performance this season, a 7-5 defeat Wednesday to the Baltimore Orioles, who have the worst record in the major leagues. And to Alex Cobb, who leads the big leagues in losses .

''We're a lot better than what we did today,'' Nevin said. ''People have different ways of firing guys up. I think that was my first one this year, I guess.''

Gleyber Torres raised his homer total to 17 with a solo shot in the second and a three-run drive in the ninth , but the rookie second baseman also failed to cover first base on Caleb Joseph's second-inning bunt and second on Renato Nunez's third-inning grounder to shortstop, leading to hits both times.

Gray (8-8) may have lost his rotation spot after putting New York in a 7-1 deficit. Lance Lynn followed with 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his Yankees debut and first regular-season relief appearance since 2012, and manager Aaron Boone wouldn't commit to staying with Gray .

''That's something that we'll talk about now in the hours ahead, days ahead about what our plans will be going forward,'' Boone said.

On an afternoon that began with a partly sunny sky, Gray left under dark clouds just before a 39-minute rain delay.

He tied his career high by allowing seven runs, giving up eight hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings as his ERA rose to 5.56. Gray wiped his faced as he left the mound, adjusted his cap and then smirked when fans jeered.

''I've never been a guy to come off the field and throw a glove or throw a hat or punch something or do anything,'' Gray said. ''I've always been a mellow guy that tries to think things through and get over it.''

Gray said fans shouldn't question his desire because of his demeanor.

''You can go around and ask the 24 other guys in this clubhouse who I am, what kind of person I am, what I'm about, and they'll tell you,'' he said. ''You've seen me do that before.''

He is 12-15 with a 4.85 ERA since he was acquired from Oakland at last year's trade deadline. His ERA this year is 7.71 at Yankee Stadium and 3.62 on the road.

''I've struggled. I don't know if it has anything to do with New York, or it's just strictly on the field,'' he said.

Then a 19-year-old at Vanderbilt, Gray tweeted on Oct. 29, 2009, that ''You have to be really good to get all of Yankee stadium to boo you as you're walking off the mound...and a hall of famer to smile about it.'' That was when Pedro Martinez lost World Series Game 2 to New York.

Gray was asked about another tweet, one from Sept. 12, 2012, that said ''1. You didn't go to college. 2. You are black.'' He said the tweet, since deleted, was a response to Rashun Dixon, a teammate in the Oakland minor league system whose brother Anthony played in the NFL.

''That's an inside joke,'' Gray said. ''And if people are trying to dig stuff up, then ask Sir Peanut. He's one of my best friends,'' referring to Dixon by his Twitter handle.

New York (68-38) dropped 5 1/2 games behind Boston (75-34). This is the first time since the leagues split into divisions in 1969 that two teams in the same division began August with a winning percentage .640 or higher, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Boone, a laid-back Californian, understood the eruption by the extroverted Nevin.

''Over the course of the season you're going to have outbursts from guys, from coaches, from me, whatever, so just emotion of the season, of the game,'' he said.

First baseman Greg Bird said the lashing was needed.

''We were dragging a little bit today,'' he said.

Baltimore, which traded six veterans for prospects in recent weeks, took a 5-0 lead in the second . Trey Mancini hit a run-scoring single , and Joseph reached on a bunt single as third baseman Miguel Andujar delayed his throw because Torres didn't sprint to cover first.

Renato Nunez followed with a two-run double over a shallow Shane Robinson in right , and Tim Beckham had a two-run single .

Torres led off the bottom half with his first home run since July 1 , and Cobb (3-14) struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the inning , leaving the Yankees 0 for 15 with four sacrifice flies in their last 19 plate appearances with the bases loaded.

Mancini homered in the third , and Breyvic Valera greeted Lynn with a grounder to Didi Gregorius. The shortstop looked to second for a force, saw Torres wasn't there, and then threw too late to first as another run scored .

''I know I missed a couple plays,'' Torres said. ''I feel pretty bad.''

Torres, 21, was a shortstop until last year.

''A lot of that is youthfulness, his inexperience at the position, the nuances where you just do things all the time, second nature,'' Boone said.

Andujar hit a based loaded-single against Mychal Givens in the eighth, but Paul Fry got pinch-hitter Neil Walker to ground into an inning-ending double play. After Torres' two-out homer against Mike Wright Jr. , Bird followed a game-ending popup.

Lynn threw 71 pitches, which rules him out for a start at Boston. But he could be in the rotation soon.

''When they've told me I go pitch, I go pitch,'' he said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Boone said the team will not know until Thursday at the earliest whether LHP J.A. Happ will recover from hand, foot and mouth disease in time to start Saturday.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (6-4) starts the opener against Boston and LHP Brian Johnson (1-3), who pitches in place of injured ace Chris Sale.

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NYY68-38
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  • W: A. Cobb (3-14)L: S. Gray (8-8)
  • HR: BAL - T. Mancini (14), NYY - G. Torres 2 (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS50120032.221.287.327.6141.5
J. Peterson RF-3B50200020.209.326.348.6741.0
A. Jones CF50100013.285.313.431.7430.5
D. Valencia DH51200000.270.322.422.7443.0
C. Davis 1B41100112.159.245.302.5462.5
T. Mancini LF52321003.231.301.382.68310.0
C. Joseph C32100112.232.272.360.6313.5
R. Nunez 3B41320001.206.261.349.6108.0
J. Rickard RF00000000.216.285.400.6850.0
B. Valera 2B40110012.182.270.182.4521.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF50100000.249.342.382.7251.0
    G. Stanton DH50100023.277.342.505.8471.0
    D. Gregorius SS51300001.269.330.473.8034.0
    A. Hicks CF42100132.254.361.485.8462.5
    G. Torres 2B42242110.289.348.554.90214.5
    G. Bird 1B40100100.233.327.450.7772.0
    M. Andujar 3B40210011.294.326.497.8242.5
    A. Romine C40100014.267.323.466.7890.5
    S. Robinson RF30000003.273.385.545.9300.0
    a- N. Walker PH-RF10000001.226.307.312.6190.0
    • a-grounded into a double play for Robinson in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Nunez 2 (6)
    • HR - T. Mancini (14)
    • RBI - T. Beckham 2 (16), T. Mancini 2 (31), R. Nunez 2 (5), B. Valera (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (14), B. Valera (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Stanton (20)
    • HR - G. Torres 2 (17)
    • RBI - G. Torres 4 (49), M. Andujar (47)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Torres 3 (18)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Beckham-Valera-Davis; Beckham-Davis)
    • E - R. Nunez (6), B. Valera
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - S. Robinson 2 (2)
    • DP - (Robinson-Romine-Gregorius)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cobb (W, 3-14)6.07110615.831.5423.0
    C. Carroll1.01000000.001.002.0
    M. Givens0.12112104.921.51-4.5
    P. Fry (H, 3)1.11221102.511.12-0.5
    M. Wright0.11110014.581.61-2.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cobb (W, 3-14)6.0
    C. Carroll1.0
    M. Givens0.1
    P. Fry (H, 3)1.1
    M. Wright0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Gray (L, 8-8)2.28772315.561.52-14.5
    L. Lynn4.15000504.891.619.5
    C. Green1.00000002.681.033.0
    J. Holder1.02000102.060.871.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Gray (L, 8-8)2.2
    L. Lynn4.1
    C. Green1.0
    J. Holder1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 95-64, C. Carroll 21-12, M. Givens 15-6, P. Fry 20-14, M. Wright 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 5-8, C. Carroll 1-2, P. Fry 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 26, C. Carroll 4, M. Givens 5, P. Fry 5, M. Wright 2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 57-32, L. Lynn 71-45, C. Green 12-7, J. Holder 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 2-2, L. Lynn 3-4, C. Green 1-2
    • Batters Faced - S. Gray 17, L. Lynn 17, C. Green 3, J. Holder 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    BAL33-75
    0520000007152
    NYY68-38
    0100000135120
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS50120032.221.287.327.6141.5
    J. Peterson RF-3B50200020.209.326.348.6741.0
    A. Jones CF50100013.285.313.431.7430.5
    D. Valencia DH51200000.270.322.422.7443.0
    C. Davis 1B41100112.159.245.302.5462.5
    T. Mancini LF52321003.231.301.382.68310.0
    C. Joseph C32100112.232.272.360.6313.5
    R. Nunez 3B41320001.206.261.349.6108.0
    J. Rickard RF00000000.216.285.400.6850.0
    B. Valera 2B40110012.182.270.182.4521.5
    Total40715712915-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF50100000.249.342.382.7251.0
      G. Stanton DH50100023.277.342.505.8471.0
      D. Gregorius SS51300001.269.330.473.8034.0
      A. Hicks CF42100132.254.361.485.8462.5
      G. Torres 2B42242110.289.348.554.90214.5
      G. Bird 1B40100100.233.327.450.7772.0
      M. Andujar 3B40210011.294.326.497.8242.5
      A. Romine C40100014.267.323.466.7890.5
      S. Robinson RF30000003.273.385.545.9300.0
      a- N. Walker PH-RF10000001.226.307.312.6190.0
      Total39512523815-----
      • a-grounded into a double play for Robinson in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Nunez 2 (6)
      • HR - T. Mancini (14)
      • RBI - T. Beckham 2 (16), T. Mancini 2 (31), R. Nunez 2 (5), B. Valera (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (14), B. Valera (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Stanton (20)
      • HR - G. Torres 2 (17)
      • RBI - G. Torres 4 (49), M. Andujar (47)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Torres 3 (18)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Beckham-Valera-Davis; Beckham-Davis)
      • E - R. Nunez (6), B. Valera
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Robinson 2 (2)
      • DP - (Robinson-Romine-Gregorius)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (W, 3-14)6.07110615.831.5423.0
      C. Carroll1.01000000.001.002.0
      M. Givens0.12112104.921.51-4.5
      P. Fry (H, 3)1.11221102.511.12-0.5
      M. Wright0.11110014.581.61-2.0
      Total9.01255382---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (W, 3-14)6.0
      C. Carroll1.0
      M. Givens0.1
      P. Fry (H, 3)1.1
      M. Wright0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Gray (L, 8-8)2.28772315.561.52-14.5
      L. Lynn4.15000504.891.619.5
      C. Green1.00000002.681.033.0
      J. Holder1.02000102.060.871.5
      Total9.01577291---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Gray (L, 8-8)2.2
      L. Lynn4.1
      C. Green1.0
      J. Holder1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 95-64, C. Carroll 21-12, M. Givens 15-6, P. Fry 20-14, M. Wright 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 5-8, C. Carroll 1-2, P. Fry 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 26, C. Carroll 4, M. Givens 5, P. Fry 5, M. Wright 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 57-32, L. Lynn 71-45, C. Green 12-7, J. Holder 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 2-2, L. Lynn 3-4, C. Green 1-2
      • Batters Faced - S. Gray 17, L. Lynn 17, C. Green 3, J. Holder 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Torres homered to left, Gregorius and Hicks scored75
      • 8TH INNING
        Andujar singled to right, Hicks scored, Torres to third, Bird to second72
      • 3RD INNING
        Valera reached on an infield single to shortstop, Joseph scored, Nunez to second71
        Mancini homered to center61
      • 2ND INNING
        Torres homered to right51
        Beckham singled to shallow center, Joseph and Nunez scored50
        Nunez doubled to deep right, Davis and Mancini scored, Joseph to third30
        Mancini singled to left center, Valencia scored, Davis to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jonathan Holder relieved Chad Green
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones singled to right center
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia singled to center, Jones to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis flied out to deep left
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Fry Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gardner flied out to left
        • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gregorius singled to center
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked, Gregorius to second
        • Mike Wright relieved Paul Fry
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Torres homered to left, Gregorius and Hicks scored
        • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bird lined out to second
        • End of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Chad Green relieved Lance Lynn
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Nunez grounded out to second
        • B. Valera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valera flied out to left
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham flied out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joey Rickard in right field
        • Mychal Givens relieved Cody Carroll
        • A. Hicks: Hicks singled to left
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres walked, Hicks to second
        • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bird walked, Hicks to third, Torres to second
        • M. Andujar: Andujar singled to right, Hicks scored, Torres to third, Bird to second
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • Neil Walker hit for Shane Robinson
        • Paul Fry relieved Mychal Givens
        • N. Walker: Walker grounded into double play shortstop to first, Andujar out at second
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Valencia popped out to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mancini singled to center
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Carroll relieved Alex Cobb
        • S. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Robinson grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner lined out to left
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Stanton doubled to deep left
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius lined out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • B. Valera: Ball, Strike looking, Valera grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Peterson singled to center
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Jones flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Torres flied out to right
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bird popped out to first
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Andujar reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Davis singled to center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini flied out to deep left
        • C. Joseph: Joseph reached on fielder's choice to third, Davis out at second
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez doubled to deep right center, Joseph out at home
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Gardner popped out to second
        • G. Stanton: Stanton grounded out to catcher
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius singled to right
        • A. Hicks: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Peterson struck out on foul tip
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Jones grounded out to second
        • D. Valencia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Valencia flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bird popped out to shortstop
        • M. Andujar: Foul, Andujar safe at first on 3rd baseman Nunez fielding error
        • A. Romine: Ball, Romine safe at first on 2nd baseman Valera fielding error, Andujar to third
        • S. Robinson: Robinson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Romine out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Valencia grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini homered to center
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joseph walked
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez singled to center, Joseph to third
        • B. Valera: Pickoff attempt to first
        • Valera reached on an infield single to shortstop, Joseph scored, Nunez to second
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gregorius lined out to center
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
        • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia singled to center
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Valencia to second
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini singled to left center, Valencia scored, Davis to second
        • C. Joseph: Joseph reached on bunt single to shortstop, Davis to third, Mancini to second
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez doubled to deep right, Davis and Mancini scored, Joseph to third
        • B. Valera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Valera struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Beckham singled to shallow center, Joseph and Nunez scored
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Peterson singled to left, Beckham to second
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones lined into double play right to catcher to shortstop, Beckham out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Ball, Torres homered to right
        • G. Bird: Bird reached on bunt single to third
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Romine singled to left center, Bird to second
        • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Robinson flied out to center
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner reached on an infield single to first, Bird to third, Romine to second
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Peterson flied out to left
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cobb Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Gardner popped out to shortstop
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton grounded out to catcher
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius singled to shallow left center
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)