BALTIMORE – Shaggy and battered accurately describes the injured Yankees, but for a day they were not beaten.
Going down an early ditch for starter James Paxton, the Yankees brought the power of Gleyber Torres, Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit to an 8-4 victory over the Orioles on Thursday in front of a 4482 crowd at the Camden Yards.
Torres, who left with 4 of 4, hit a solo homer in the third and a burst of three runs in the sixth when the Yankees erased a four-run deficit. Sanchez also hit a home run in the sixth and Voit turned a 5-4 lead into an 8-4 lead in the ninth. Voit had one hit in his previous 18 at-bats.
In his second start at Yankee, Paxton allowed three runs in the first inning and one in the fifth, but managed to win. He allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 ² / entradas innings.
Before the win, manager Aaron Boone spoke about his club, which has a whopping 11 players on the disabled list and had lost two of three games to the pitiful O & # 39; s and Tigers at home before leaving the Bronx for the first time this season.
"They're good and in the right frame of mind, we had a little bump on the road in our opening field house and they hit us obviously with injuries here early, but that's the nature of the big league season," Boone said. , whose club stopped the fall of two games. "They just hit us a little bit earlier, we'll be better for having gone through this and we'll get out of this."
The Yankees did not badault and it remains to be seen if they are out of funk at the beginning of the season. But they did win, which still counts for something, even if teams like the Orioles and the Tigers do not have the stomach for it.
Orioles starter Alex Cobb split with two outs in the sixth, after Sanchez's solo homer pulled the Yankees in two runs. Mike Wright came out of the bullpen and handed singles to Greg Bird and DJ LeMahieu before overtaking Torres, 0-2. The third pitch landed on the left field seats for the second homer of the Torres game and a 5-4 Yankee advantage.
Paxton gave a Bloop single to Joey Rickard at the beginning of the sixth house, and after striking out Chris Davis was replaced by right-hander Tommy Kahnle to face right-handed hitter Jesus Sucre.
Kahnle, who walked with the first three batters in his previous appearance, but came out of the clutter without scoring, gave Sucre a five-pitch pbad. He fell behind Richie Martin, batter number 9, 3-1, before giving him a 6-4-3 double-play ball that ended with the threat of scoring.
Kahnle pitched a clean seventh inning and was followed by Zack Britton for the eighth. Aroldis Chapman recorded the last three outs in the ninth working in a situation of no salvation.
Paxton allowed a single in the second, third and fourth innings, but not a race. Sanchez helped him throw the Ruiz River for the first time when a pitch on the ground was blocked by the Yankees wide receiver to end the third.
The southpaw was not so lucky in the fifth, when Renato Nunez's single with two outs in the middle scored Dwight Smith Jr. from the second by a 4-1 lead. Smith hit a field double to the left with one out and watched Paxton sniff Trey Mancini before scoring.
Torres' double advantage in the fifth position put the Yankees in position to cut the O's 3-1 lead, but Cobb did not allow Torres to score. Clint Frazier made the first out with a dirt ball in the middle and Tyler Wade's right-foot shot made Torres advance to third, but Brett Gardner, who hit a single to the center in the previous two at-bats, jumped to the center of the center and twisted Torres.
In the end 3-0, the Yankees reduced the deficit to two runs in the third with Torres' first homer of the season, which landed in the left field seats.
Paxton's second outing as Yankee could not have started worse, as he served a homer, walked two, hit a single, threw a wild pitch and resisted in the first inning.
Jonathan Villar, a batter hitter from the right side, stroked a 0-1 pitch into the right-field foul pole to start the first inning of season O season with his second homer. With one out, Mancini walked and Nunez hit a single to the left. A walk to Ruiz loaded the bases for Rickard, and Paxton resisted in Mancini before launching a wild pitch that put Núñez for a 3-0 lead.
Paxton recovered to fan Rickard and Davis to finish the inning that required the southpaw to throw 32 pitches.