The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-3. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched well. The bullpen was great and Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez each hit a homerun.
Nova pitched six innings giving up two runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out three. Nova won his second game of the season. Chasen Shreve pitched a perfect inning, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run and he struck out two. Miller earned his 22nd save of the season.
Kevin Gausman pitched six innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts. Gausman lost his second game of the season. Brad Brach pitched a perfect inning and Bud Norris pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI and Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI. Mark Teixeira had two hits and two RBI, Brian McCann had a hit and Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew a walk. Stephen Drew had a walk, Ellsbury, Beltran and Teixeira each hit a double and Teixeira and Rodriguez each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Manny Machado had a hit and drew a walk, Chris Davis had a hit and an RBI and J.J. Hardy had a hit and drew a walk. Ryan Flaherty had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Machado hit a double and Flaherty and Davis each hit a homerun. The Orioles were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Machado had a stolen base.
In the first Gardner hit an RBI single and Teixeira a two run homerun to give the Yankees a quick 3-0 lead. In the third Flaherty hit a two run homerun to cut the lead to 3-2. In the fifth Rodriguez hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 4-2 and in the ninth Davis hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-3 but that would be the final score. The Yankees have won the first two games of the three game series. The Yankees will go for the series sweep on Thursday afternoon with Masahiro Tanaka taking the mound.