For the New York Yankees, every game is necessary, especially when you’re looking up in the standings at the team your facing. On many nights this season, this is a game they would’ve lost 5-2. However, with as healthy a team as they have had all season long, they were able to come back and beat the Orioles 8-5.
CC Sabathia and Miguel Gonzalez held it scoreless until the fourth. Manny Machado hit a ground-rule double and went to third on a wild pitch. Chris Davis drove in Machado with a single. The Yankees came back right away in the bottom half of the frame. With two out, Robinson Cano walked and Alfonso Soriano followed with his 29th homer of the season.
The Orioles came right back in the fifth. Nick Markakis singled and went to second on a wild pitch. Danny Valencia followed with his sixth homer of the season. Alexi Casilla walked, stole second, and went to third on a sac bunt. Two batters later, Machado singled him home.
The Yankees came right back in the bottom half of the fifth. Back to back doubles by Curtis Granderson and Mark Reynolds led to a run. Ichiro Suzuki followed with his seventh homer of the season. Austin Romine doubled, Brett Gardner singled and Derek Jeter walked to load the bases. Cano singled home two with a single, but that’s as much as the Yankees would get.
YGY Player Of The Game: Cano
Notes: Andy Pettitte will go on regular rest Sunday and Phil Hughes was pushed to Monday afternoon. One day after being released by the Yankees, Dan Johnson signed a minor league deal with the Orioles.