Yankees use bases-loaded walk to beat Orioles 6-5 for sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) Perhaps figuring that Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez were worn out from circling the bases, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wrote out a starting lineup without both sluggers in the finale of a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.

The benefit of such a move was that both were available when Boone really needed them.

Torres and Sanchez fueled a ninth-inning uprising that featured a bases-loaded walk, and New York pulled out a 6-5 victory Thursday to complete a sweep of the Orioles, who found yet another way to lose.

After combining to hit 19 home runs against Baltimore this season, Torres and Sanchez watched from the dugout following a quick turnaround from a game on Wednesday night. Boone finally called for the duo after Mychal Givens struck out the first two batters in the ninth with the score tied.

Torres drew a walk and Sanchez singled before Givens walked DJ LeMahieu to load the bases. After going 3-0 on Aaron Hicks, Givens got two strikes before missing badly outside .

That sent Torres to the plate for the pivotal run and moved Sanchez to third.

''Obviously, you always like when they're in the lineup but to have them sitting over there in that spot was nice,'' Boone said. ''They were up hitting getting ready, getting prepared for that at-bat right there, and they went up and had good ones.''

Clint Frazier and Luke Voit homered for the Yankees, who went deep 13 times during the series. New York has hit 35 home runs in going 10-2 against the Orioles, outscoring Baltimore 86-50.

Down 4-1 in the eighth, the Orioles mounted a surprising comeback. Two walks and an RBI single by Trey Mancini brought in Tommy Kahnle (2-0) from the bullpen, and Renato Nunez tied it with a three-run drive .

That merely delayed the inevitable - another Baltimore loss at the hands of New York. Some have been blowouts, others close, but the past nine have all had the same result.

''We're just not there yet,'' manager Brandon Hyde said.

In many of the previous defeats, the Yankees bludgeoned the Orioles into submission. In this one, Hicks didn't have to take the bat off his shoulder.

''I was looking to do damage (but) in those situations you've got to stay within yourself and do what you can to help the team,'' Hicks said.

Zack Britton worked the ninth for his second save.

Baltimore has lost six straight. The Orioles own both the worst record in the majors (15-35) and at home (6-19).

''We're in a mode right now of `let's see what we have' and the next thing is developing to win and winning close games,'' Hyde said.

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka gave up one run and five hits in six innings. Coming off a start against Tampa Bay in which he took a line drive off the shin, Tanaka was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Rio Ruiz in the second. Boone said the ball hit the pitcher's hand, and drove it back into his chest.

Tanaka picked up the ball and threw wildly to first to help Baltimore take a 1-0 lead.

The Yankees were far more concerned about his health than the run. Fortunately, the right-hander needed only a few practice throws before resuming his domination of the Orioles.

A solo shot by Frazier in the fifth inning evened the score, and Gio Urshela chased Orioles starter Dylan Bundy with a two-run single in the sixth.

ROSTER MOVE

The Orioles optioned OF Joey Rickard to Triple-A Norfolk after the game and will probably activate OF Keon Broxton on Friday. Broxton was acquired from the Mets on Wednesday in a trade.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia was placed on the 10-day IL with right knee inflammation. Boone hopes treatment and rest will solve the issue and cost the pitcher just one start. ... RHP Dellin Betances (shoulder) threw 120 feet from flat ground before the game. ... SS Troy Tulowitzki (calf), sidelined since April 3, is gearing up for game action and Boone said he will likely know where and when that should be by this weekend. ... SS Didi Gregorius (elbow) had six errorless chances in the field Thursday during an extended spring training game against the Phillies.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Having won six straight series, New York takes aim at the Royals in a three-game set that begins Friday with the Yankees' starting pitcher yet to be named.

Orioles: John Means (5-4, 2.68 ERA) helps Baltimore launch interleague play with a matchup in Colorado on Friday night.

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  • W: T. Kahnle (2-0)L: M. Givens (0-2)S: Z. Britton (2)
  • HR: NYY - C. Frazier (9), L. Voit (12), BAL - R. Nunez (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 2B31000201.324.375.451.8263.0
A. Hicks CF40110111.192.333.308.6412.5
L. Voit DH52211004.263.376.503.8789.0
K. Morales 1B30000100.198.307.267.5741.0
G. Urshela 3B40120010.333.383.470.8532.5
B. Gardner LF40100022.227.314.436.7490.0
C. Frazier RF31111011.258.289.517.8065.5
C. Maybin RF10000010.250.373.339.712-0.5
T. Estrada SS21000120.300.333.575.9083.0
a- G. Torres PH-SS01000100.302.345.564.9102.0
A. Romine C30110000.197.208.268.4762.0
b- G. Sanchez PH-C10100000.276.350.6751.0251.0
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  • a-walked for Estrada in the 9th
  • b-singled for Romine in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B41000123.244.298.383.6811.0
S. Wilkerson CF31100100.258.296.473.7693.0
T. Mancini RF41110011.301.350.543.8932.5
D. Smith LF40100003.270.313.476.7893.0
R. Nunez DH42231011.223.277.434.7119.5
R. Ruiz 3B40100010.245.324.358.6810.5
C. Davis 1B30000130.172.259.320.579-0.5
A. Wynns C30100003.229.270.257.5271.0
a- H. Alberto PH10000000.290.302.387.6890.0
R. Martin SS30010003.168.229.277.5071.0
b- P. Severino PH10100000.244.337.474.8111.0
D. Bundy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Fry P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-flied out for Wynns in the 9th
  • b-singled for Martin in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Voit (7)
  • HR - L. Voit (12), C. Frazier (9)
  • RBI - A. Hicks (4), L. Voit (35), G. Urshela 2 (19), C. Frazier (24), A. Romine (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (3), G. Urshela 2 (10), C. Frazier (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit 3 (3), B. Gardner 2 (2), C. Frazier
BATTING
  • 3B - D. Smith (2)
  • HR - R. Nunez (10)
  • RBI - T. Mancini (24), R. Nunez 3 (25), R. Martin (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith, R. Nunez, R. Martin
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Estrada (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (LeMahieu-Morales)
  • E - M. Tanaka
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Martin-Villar-Davis; Martin-Davis)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Tanaka6.05111502.941.1216.5
J. Holder (H, 1)1.01332104.881.25-2.5
T. Kahnle (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.01110211.800.859.0
Z. Britton (S, 2)1.01000002.421.219.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Tanaka6.0
J. Holder (H, 1)1.0
T. Kahnle (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.0
Z. Britton (S, 2)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Bundy5.25332514.671.277.5
P. Fry0.21111103.481.06-2.5
M. Castro1.21110017.331.671.0
M. Givens (L, 0-2)1.01113204.911.36-6.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Bundy5.2
P. Fry0.2
M. Castro1.2
M. Givens (L, 0-2)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Tanaka (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 95-70, J. Holder 25-13, T. Kahnle 13-11, Z. Britton 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 9-4, Z. Britton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 24, J. Holder 6, T. Kahnle 4, Z. Britton 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 91-57, P. Fry 16-10, M. Castro 11-8, M. Givens 34-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 8-3, P. Fry 1-0, M. Castro 2-2, M. Givens 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 23, P. Fry 4, M. Castro 5, M. Givens 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B31000201.324.375.451.8263.0
A. Hicks CF40110111.192.333.308.6412.5
L. Voit DH52211004.263.376.503.8789.0
K. Morales 1B30000100.198.307.267.5741.0
G. Urshela 3B40120010.333.383.470.8532.5
B. Gardner LF40100022.227.314.436.7490.0
C. Frazier RF31111011.258.289.517.8065.5
C. Maybin RF10000010.250.373.339.712-0.5
T. Estrada SS21000120.300.333.575.9083.0
a- G. Torres PH-SS01000100.302.345.564.9102.0
A. Romine C30110000.197.208.268.4762.0
b- G. Sanchez PH-C10100000.276.350.6751.0251.0
M. Tanaka P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Holder P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kahnle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Z. Britton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Estrada in the 9th
  • b-singled for Romine in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B41000123.244.298.383.6811.0
S. Wilkerson CF31100100.258.296.473.7693.0
T. Mancini RF41110011.301.350.543.8932.5
D. Smith LF40100003.270.313.476.7893.0
R. Nunez DH42231011.223.277.434.7119.5
R. Ruiz 3B40100010.245.324.358.6810.5
C. Davis 1B30000130.172.259.320.579-0.5
A. Wynns C30100003.229.270.257.5271.0
a- H. Alberto PH10000000.290.302.387.6890.0
R. Martin SS30010003.168.229.277.5071.0
b- P. Severino PH10100000.244.337.474.8111.0
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  • a-flied out for Wynns in the 9th
  • b-singled for Martin in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Voit (7)
  • HR - L. Voit (12), C. Frazier (9)
  • RBI - A. Hicks (4), L. Voit (35), G. Urshela 2 (19), C. Frazier (24), A. Romine (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (3), G. Urshela 2 (10), C. Frazier (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit 3 (3), B. Gardner 2 (2), C. Frazier
BATTING
  • 3B - D. Smith (2)
  • HR - R. Nunez (10)
  • RBI - T. Mancini (24), R. Nunez 3 (25), R. Martin (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), D. Smith, R. Nunez, R. Martin
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Estrada (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (LeMahieu-Morales)
  • E - M. Tanaka
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Martin-Villar-Davis; Martin-Davis)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Tanaka6.05111502.941.1216.5
J. Holder (H, 1)1.01332104.881.25-2.5
T. Kahnle (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.01110211.800.859.0
Z. Britton (S, 2)1.01000002.421.219.0
Total9.0855381---
PITCHERSIP
M. Tanaka6.0
J. Holder (H, 1)1.0
T. Kahnle (W, 2-0) (BS, 2)1.0
Z. Britton (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Bundy5.25332514.671.277.5
P. Fry0.21111103.481.06-2.5
M. Castro1.21110017.331.671.0
M. Givens (L, 0-2)1.01113204.911.36-6.0
Total9.0866682---
PITCHERSIP
D. Bundy5.2
P. Fry0.2
M. Castro1.2
M. Givens (L, 0-2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Tanaka (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 95-70, J. Holder 25-13, T. Kahnle 13-11, Z. Britton 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 9-4, Z. Britton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 24, J. Holder 6, T. Kahnle 4, Z. Britton 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 91-57, P. Fry 16-10, M. Castro 11-8, M. Givens 34-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 8-3, P. Fry 1-0, M. Castro 2-2, M. Givens 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 23, P. Fry 4, M. Castro 5, M. Givens 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Hicks walked, Torres scored, Sanchez to third, LeMahieu to second65
  • 8TH INNING
    Nunez homered to left center, Wilkerson and Mancini scored55
    Mancini singled to center, Villar scored, Wilkerson to second52
    Voit homered to center51
  • 7TH INNING
    Romine singled to right center, Estrada scored41
  • 6TH INNING
    Urshela singled to left, LeMahieu and Voit scored, Morales to second31
  • 5TH INNING
    Frazier homered to left11
  • 2ND INNING
    Martin reached on fielder's choice to second, Nunez scored, Ruiz to third, Davis out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Mychal Givens relieved Miguel Castro
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • Gleyber Torres hit for Thairo Estrada
    • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Torres walked
    • Gary Sanchez hit for Austin Romine
    • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez singled to right center, Torres to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Torres to third, Sanchez to second
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hicks walked, Torres scored, Sanchez to third, LeMahieu to second
    • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Ball, Voit grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Zack Britton relieved Tommy Kahnle
    • Hanser Alberto hit for Austin Wynns
    • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto flied out to deep center
    • Pedro Severino hit for Richie Martin
    • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Severino singled to left center
    • J. Villar: Ball, Villar grounded into double play second to first, Severino out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Castro Pitching:
    • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Hicks popped out to shortstop
    • L. Voit: Voit homered to center
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales flied out to center
    • G. Urshela: Urshela grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Holder Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
    • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wilkerson walked, Villar to second
    • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini singled to center, Villar scored, Wilkerson to second
    • Tommy Kahnle relieved Jonathan Holder
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to left
    • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez homered to left center, Wilkerson and Mancini scored
    • R. Ruiz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
    • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • P. Fry Pitching:
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to third
    • T. Estrada: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Estrada walked
    • A. Romine: Ball, Estrada stole second, Romine singled to right center, Estrada scored
    • Miguel Castro relieved Paul Fry
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded into double play shortstop to first, Romine out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jonathan Holder relieved Masahiro Tanaka
    • Cameron Maybin in right field
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • A. Wynns: Ball, Strike looking, Wynns flied out to left
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Martin flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • A. Romine: Foul, Romine grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • A. Hicks: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • L. Voit: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Voit doubled to deep left, LeMahieu to third
    • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked
    • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Urshela singled to left, LeMahieu and Voit scored, Morales to second
    • Paul Fry relieved Dylan Bundy
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Tanaka Pitching:
    • D. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to third
    • R. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Nunez popped out to second
    • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ruiz grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Foul, Urshela flied out to right
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
    • C. Frazier: Frazier homered to left
    • T. Estrada: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Estrada struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Tanaka Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • S. Wilkerson: Wilkerson lined out to right
    • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks singled to right
    • L. Voit: Ball, Foul, Voit grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hicks out at second
    • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Morales grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Tanaka Pitching:
    • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ruiz grounded out to second
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • A. Wynns: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wynns singled to left
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martin grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • T. Estrada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Estrada struck out looking
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike looking, Romine grounded out to shortstop
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Tanaka Pitching:
    • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson flied out to left
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini grounded out to third
    • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Smith tripled to deep center
    • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Morales grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner singled to left
    • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Tanaka Pitching:
    • R. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez singled to left center
    • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ruiz reached on an infield single to pitcher, Nunez to third on Tanaka throwing error
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
    • A. Wynns: Ball, Wynns popped out to shortstop
    • R. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Martin reached on fielder's choice to second, Nunez scored, Ruiz to third, Davis out at second
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Hicks lined out to left
    • L. Voit: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Voit grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Tanaka Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilkerson reached on an infield single to first
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Smith reached on fielder's choice to second, Wilkerson out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)