Gregorius, Yanks thump Orioles 8-5 in doubleheader opener

NEW YORK (AP) Gio Urshela turned on a Gabriel Ynoa fastball and sent the ball soaring over the visitor's bullpen and into the left-field bleachers, where it landed 461 feet from home plate.

''I didn't know that I had that power,'' the New York Yankees infielder said.

Against the Baltimore Orioles, all Yankees go deep.

Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin also homered in Monday's opener of a day-night doubleheader, an 8-5 Yankees' victory that extended their winning streak against the Orioles to 13.

New York's team store has banners and T-shirts (at $29.99 each) heralding ''Savages in the Box,'' manager Aaron Boone's infamous comment on his batters during his July 18 ejection, and its batters certainly have been barbarians against Baltimore with 56 home runs, eight more than the previous big league record for long balls against a team in a season.

''Unfortunately, they really don't miss any mistakes,'' Ynoa said through a translator after allowing all four homers.

Urshela had an RBI double, was a triple shy of the cycle and is hitting .328 with 18 homers and 63 RBIs. The 27-year-old was purchased by the Yankees from Toronto on Aug. 4 last year for $1 - that's not a typo - and was expected to help mostly with defense. He entered the season with eight homers and 39 RBIs over 167 games with Cleveland and Toronto but has become a key replacement on a roster missing Miguel Andujar for all but 12 games and Gregorius for the first 2 1/2 months.

''It's confidence,'' Urshela said. ''If you got a chance, you going to take advantage of the chance, and that's what I'm doing right now.''

Urshela laughed when Torres and pitcher Luis Severino ribbed him in the dugout.

''From the start of spring training, it caught my eye his ability in batting practice to just throw `em out to straightaway center off the batter's eye down there in Tampa,'' Boone said. ''So, no, I'm not that surprised.''

Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the first and his four RBIs raised his total to 35 in 47 games since returning from Tommy John surgery. He rolled over his left wrist going for a grounder on July 31, straining the area between his left ring finger and pinkie.

''Every time I take a swing, I do adjust the batting glove to make sure that everything stays in tight,'' he said. ''Ain't much I can change about it. Pain tolerance, basically.''

AL East-leading New York is 14-2 against Baltimore with three games left and has won 11 of its past 13 overall.

Ty Blach (0-0) was brought up to start the second game in his debut for the Orioles, who claimed him off waivers from San Francisco on Aug. 3. The Yankees planned to use Chad Green (2-3) as an opener, trying for their fifth sweep in six doubleheaders this season to go along with a split.

Baltimore has allowed an AL-record 245 homers, 13 from the season mark set by Cincinnati in 2016. The Orioles have lost six of seven and are on pace for 108 defeats.

James Paxton (8-6) won a third straight start for the first time since he won seven in a row for Seattle from July 2 to Aug. 4, 2017. He allowed three runs in six innings - Renato Nunez's sacrifice fly in the first and solo homers to Trey Mancini in the third and Anthony Santander in the sixth, both on 0-2 pitches.

Paxton has a 10.71 ERA in the first inning, when he has allowed 25 of his 50 earned runs, and a 2.58 ERA over the rest of his outings. He relied more on off-speed pitches with nine changeups - he threw seven total in his first 19 starts.

''As long as I keep my arm speed with it, I think it could be a very useful pitch for me,'' he said.

NUMBERS

Ynoa (1-7) gave up seven runs in six innings and dropped to 0-6 with a 7.01 ERA as a starter this year. ... Torres has hit 11 of his 24 homers against Baltimore. ... Aroldis Chapman finished for his 32nd save in 37 chances.

STREAKS

New York had not beaten an opponent 13 straight times in a season since 1957 against the Kansas City Athletics. Baltimore had not lost 13 in a row to one team in a season since 1955 against Cleveland.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: OF Dwight Smith Jr. (strained left calf) could start a minor league injury rehab assignment by the end of the week. ... OF DJ Stewart (concussion) could be activated Wednesday or Friday.

Yankees: 1B Luke Voit (out since July 30 with a core injury) sprinted and said he felt the best he has since May. He plans to hit off a tee Tuesday. Voit also said offseason surgery was a possibility. ... LHP CC Sabathia (inflamed right knee) is to throw a second bullpen Tuesday and is on pace to start against Cleveland this weekend. ... RHP Dellin Betances (lat) threw off a mound for the first time since June 5, a 20-pitch bullpen that included 17 fastballs and three breaking balls. He plans to throw another bullpen Thursday. ... Severino (lat) threw his second bullpen, three days after his first since spring training. He is to throw another bullpen Thursday, then may face batters on Sunday. ''I thought he looked really good,'' Boone said. ... OF Aaron Hicks (strained right flexor) was to be evaluated Monday and could resume throwing and hitting this week.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP Domingo German (15-2), tied for the big league lead in wins, starts Tuesday night against Baltimore LHP John Means (8-7).

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BAL39-80
101001020570
NYY79-41
41001110X880
  • W: J. Paxton (8-6)L: G. Ynoa (1-7)S: A. Chapman (32)
  • HR: BAL - T. Mancini (29), A. Santander (10), NYY - C. Maybin (8), D. Gregorius (9), G. Urshela (18), G. Torres (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
H. Alberto 3B52200021.316.339.409.7483.0
T. Mancini 1B42111111.280.344.539.8837.5
A. Santander RF41311000.310.351.518.8698.0
R. Nunez DH30020002.240.307.472.7792.0
J. Villar 2B10000311.270.339.442.7812.5
P. Severino C40000035.261.333.435.768-1.5
J. Peterson LF30010101.242.273.403.6762.0
S. Wilkerson CF40000013.222.268.393.661-0.5
R. Martin SS40100010.192.250.295.5450.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner CF23100200.258.338.487.8257.0
    G. Urshela 3B42321001.328.373.587.96011.0
    D. Gregorius SS31141011.263.290.453.7438.5
    G. Sanchez C40000021.224.294.503.797-1.0
    G. Torres DH41111000.278.344.506.8506.0
    M. Tauchman LF40000000.294.374.567.9410.0
    C. Maybin RF31111100.319.396.542.9387.0
    M. Ford 1B40000011.159.293.333.627-0.5
    B. Valera 2B30100010.207.303.310.6130.5
      BATTING
      • HR - T. Mancini (28), A. Santander (10)
      • SF - R. Nunez
      • RBI - T. Mancini (68), A. Santander (34), R. Nunez 2 (65), J. Peterson (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (27), J. Peterson (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, P. Severino, J. Peterson, S. Wilkerson 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Gardner (19), G. Urshela (28)
      • HR - G. Urshela (18), D. Gregorius (9), G. Torres (24), C. Maybin (8)
      • SF - D. Gregorius (2)
      • RBI - G. Urshela 2 (63), D. Gregorius 4 (35), G. Torres (63), C. Maybin (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Urshela (22), C. Maybin (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Gregorius, G. Sanchez, M. Ford
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Santander (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gregorius-Valera-Ford)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Ynoa (L, 1-7)6.07771345.931.39-0.5
      B. Kline1.01111207.441.561.0
      J. Yacabonis1.00001006.801.832.0
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Ynoa (L, 1-7)6.0
      B. Kline1.0
      J. Yacabonis1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton (W, 8-6)6.05332724.401.4121.5
      T. Kahnle1.00000002.920.953.0
      L. Cessa0.12222003.991.33-6.0
      Z. Britton (H, 24)0.20001102.221.25-0.5
      A. Chapman (S, 32)1.00000102.511.1810.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton (W, 8-6)6.0
      T. Kahnle1.0
      L. Cessa0.1
      Z. Britton (H, 24)0.2
      A. Chapman (S, 32)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 95-65, B. Kline 22-13, J. Yacabonis 21-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 9-6, J. Yacabonis 1-2
      • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 26, B. Kline 5, J. Yacabonis 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Paxton (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 107-78, T. Kahnle 17-12, L. Cessa 22-11, Z. Britton 11-6, A. Chapman 9-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 4-6, T. Kahnle 1-2, L. Cessa 1-0, Z. Britton 1-0, A. Chapman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 24, T. Kahnle 3, L. Cessa 5, Z. Britton 3, A. Chapman 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      BAL39-80
      101001020570
      NYY79-41
      41001110X880
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      H. Alberto 3B52200021.316.339.409.7483.0
      T. Mancini 1B42111111.280.344.539.8837.5
      A. Santander RF41311000.310.351.518.8698.0
      R. Nunez DH30020002.240.307.472.7792.0
      J. Villar 2B10000311.270.339.442.7812.5
      P. Severino C40000035.261.333.435.768-1.5
      J. Peterson LF30010101.242.273.403.6762.0
      S. Wilkerson CF40000013.222.268.393.661-0.5
      R. Martin SS40100010.192.250.295.5450.5
      Total3257525914-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Gardner CF23100200.258.338.487.8257.0
        G. Urshela 3B42321001.328.373.587.96011.0
        D. Gregorius SS31141011.263.290.453.7438.5
        G. Sanchez C40000021.224.294.503.797-1.0
        G. Torres DH41111000.278.344.506.8506.0
        M. Tauchman LF40000000.294.374.567.9410.0
        C. Maybin RF31111100.319.396.542.9387.0
        M. Ford 1B40000011.159.293.333.627-0.5
        B. Valera 2B30100010.207.303.310.6130.5
        Total318884354-----
          BATTING
          • HR - T. Mancini (28), A. Santander (10)
          • SF - R. Nunez
          • RBI - T. Mancini (68), A. Santander (34), R. Nunez 2 (65), J. Peterson (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (27), J. Peterson (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, P. Severino, J. Peterson, S. Wilkerson 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Gardner (19), G. Urshela (28)
          • HR - G. Urshela (18), D. Gregorius (9), G. Torres (24), C. Maybin (8)
          • SF - D. Gregorius (2)
          • RBI - G. Urshela 2 (63), D. Gregorius 4 (35), G. Torres (63), C. Maybin (24)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Urshela (22), C. Maybin (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Gregorius, G. Sanchez, M. Ford
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - A. Santander (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Gregorius-Valera-Ford)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Ynoa (L, 1-7)6.07771345.931.39-0.5
          B. Kline1.01111207.441.561.0
          J. Yacabonis1.00001006.801.832.0
          Total8.0888354---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Ynoa (L, 1-7)6.0
          B. Kline1.0
          J. Yacabonis1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Paxton (W, 8-6)6.05332724.401.4121.5
          T. Kahnle1.00000002.920.953.0
          L. Cessa0.12222003.991.33-6.0
          Z. Britton (H, 24)0.20001102.221.25-0.5
          A. Chapman (S, 32)1.00000102.511.1810.5
          Total9.0755592---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Paxton (W, 8-6)6.0
          T. Kahnle1.0
          L. Cessa0.1
          Z. Britton (H, 24)0.2
          A. Chapman (S, 32)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Ynoa 95-65, B. Kline 22-13, J. Yacabonis 21-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Ynoa 9-6, J. Yacabonis 1-2
          • Batters Faced - G. Ynoa 26, B. Kline 5, J. Yacabonis 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Paxton (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 107-78, T. Kahnle 17-12, L. Cessa 22-11, Z. Britton 11-6, A. Chapman 9-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 4-6, T. Kahnle 1-2, L. Cessa 1-0, Z. Britton 1-0, A. Chapman 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 24, T. Kahnle 3, L. Cessa 5, Z. Britton 3, A. Chapman 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Peterson walked, Mancini scored, Santander to third, Villar to second58
            Nunez grounded out to second, Alberto scored, Mancini to third, Santander to second48
          • 7TH INNING
            Gregorius hit sacrifice fly to center, Gardner scored38
          • 6TH INNING
            Maybin homered to left37
            Santander homered to left center36
          • 5TH INNING
            Urshela homered to left center26
          • 3RD INNING
            Mancini homered to right25
          • 2ND INNING
            Urshela doubled to deep center, Gardner scored15
          • 1ST INNING
            Torres homered to right center14
            Gregorius homered to center, Gardner and Urshela scored13
            Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Alberto scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Aroldis Chapman relieved Zack Britton
            • R. Martin: Ball, Martin popped out to first
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alberto struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Luis Cessa relieved Tommy Kahnle
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto singled to shallow center
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked, Alberto to second
            • A. Santander: Ball, Santander singled to right, Alberto to third, Mancini to second
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Nunez grounded out to second, Alberto scored, Mancini to third, Santander to second
            • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar walked
            • Zack Britton relieved Luis Cessa
            • P. Severino: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson walked, Mancini scored, Santander to third, Villar to second
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Wilkerson grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Branden Kline
            • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Torres grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tauchman flied out to left
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maybin walked
            • M. Ford: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ford lined out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved James Paxton
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Peterson flied out to left
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Wilkerson popped out to third
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Branden Kline relieved Gabriel Ynoa
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valera struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Urshela singled to right, Gardner to third
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius hit sacrifice fly to center, Gardner scored
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Santander homered to left center
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
            • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Severino popped out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Torres grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tauchman flied out to center
            • C. Maybin: Maybin homered to left
            • M. Ford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ford flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
            • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Ball, Alberto grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martin out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Urshela homered to left center
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gregorius flied out to shallow left
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nunez lined out to right
            • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar walked
            • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
            • J. Peterson: Peterson flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Ford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Ford struck out swinging
            • B. Valera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Valera singled to right, Valera out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • H. Alberto: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Alberto struck out on foul tip
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Mancini homered to right
            • A. Santander: Santander flied out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • G. Torres: Foul, Torres grounded out to third
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Tauchman flied out to left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Severino struck out on foul tip
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Peterson grounded out to second
            • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Wilkerson popped out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Ford grounded out to second
            • B. Valera: Ball, Strike looking, Valera popped out to shortstop
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner doubled to deep right
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Foul, Urshela doubled to deep center, Gardner scored
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alberto reached on an infield single to third
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third, Alberto to second
            • A. Santander: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Santander singled to right center, Alberto to third
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nunez hit sacrifice fly to center, Alberto scored
            • J. Villar: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Urshela reached on fielder's choice to third, Gardner to second
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Gregorius homered to center, Gardner and Urshela scored
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • G. Torres: Torres homered to right center
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Tauchman lined out to left
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)