It's Friday night, so let's keep this recap short. The Yankees fell to the Orioles at Camden Yards, 6-5.
Up 5-1 mainly due to Matt Holliday and Gary Sanchez home runs, things felt fairly comfortable. Luis Severino was pitching well and the bullpen was fresh. Then, in the bottom of the fifth, Manny Machado launched a three-run homer against Severino to cut the lead to one. You're going to get beat by Machado, that happens. But walking the aggressive Adam Jones right before him, with two outs, is frustrating.
So it was 5-4. Bullpen is still strong enough to handle it, right? Joe Girardi had his formula lined up, but things when awry in the seventh. After a Chase Headley throwing error, Seth Smith took Tyler Clippard deep to put the Orioles on top, 6-5. That would be the final score, as the nasty duo of Brad Brach and Zach Britton shut the door for Baltimore.
The Yankees (1-3) and Orioles (3-0) are back in action tomorrow at 4:05pm. Masahiro Tanaka faces Kevin Gausman.