Yankees take a Holiday to crush the Orioles
Posted Friday, April 28, 2017, at 10:07 PM
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The Baltimore Orioles (14-7) had a 9-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning of tonight's game, and an 11-4 advantage in the top of the seventh inning, over the New York Yankees (14-7). But the dirty birds couldn't stop the Yankee onslaught. New York fought back and scored seven runs in the final three innings to pull even with the Orioles and head to extra innings.
The Bronx Bombers tied the game 11-11 in the bottom of the ninth, courtesy of a 2-run homer from second baseman Starlin Castro. But the hero of the game ended up being new Yankee outfielder Matt Holiday.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Matt Holiday torched the game-winning home run to cap off an impressive comeback by the Yanks. Holiday calmly hit a three-run dinger to win the game in walk-off fashion.
Right fielder Aaron Judge launched a pair of homers in the game, as he went 2-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo smashed a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning, which seemingly put the game out of reach for New York, 11-4. But there was no quit in the Yankees.
The teams combined to score 25 runs off of 29 hits, but in the end the Yankees prevailed, 14-11.