The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-3. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and pitched ok. Alex Rodriguez had a couple of hits and RBI and Mark Teixeira had a couple of hits and RBI. Rodriguez hit his 661st homerun to become fourth on the all-time homeruns list passing Willie Mays.
Eovaldi pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Eovaldi won his third game of the season. Justin Wilson faced four batters and retired them all, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Andrew Miller picked up his 12th save of the season. Miller walked a batter and struck out two.
Chris Tillman lost his fourth game of the season pitching 5 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Tommy Hunter pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out two and Brian Matusz pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and drew a walk, Brett Gardner had two hits and Rodriguez had two hits and two RBI. Teixeira had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Chase Headley had a hit, Stephen Drew had a hit and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit. Gardner, Teixeira and Drew each hit a double. Rodriguez hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Eovaldi had a pickoff.
In the first Paredes hit a solo homerun to give the Orioles a 1-0 lead. The Yankees tied the game in the first on a Rodriguez sac fly that was a three run homerun that Young brought back. Teixeira hit an RBI single to give them a 2-1 lead. In the third Joseph hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two. Rodriguez hit a solo homerun in the seventh to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Joseph hit an RBI double in the fifth to tie the game at three. Teixeira hit an RBI double in the fifth to make it a 4-3 game and that would be the final score as the Yankees bullpen shut down the Orioles. The two teams will play game two of four on Friday night. Adam Warren will start for the Yankees against Miguel Gonzalez of the Orioles.