Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, Didi Gregorius also homered and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 on Monday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. >> Box score
Castro recorded three hits for the second straight game, including a go-ahead two-run home run off Dylan Bundy in the top of the fifth inning that gave the Yankees a 5-3 lead. He added an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning off Miguel Castro that made it 7-3.
The Yankees trailed 3-0 after Jordan Montgomery allowed home runs to Tim Beckham and Chris Davis, but tied the game in the fourth inning when Gregorius hit a two-run home run and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single.
Aaron Judge reached base five times on an infield single and four walks, while Todd Frazier hit a double and walked twice.
Welington Castillo hit a solo home run off Dellin Betances in the ninth inning.
Montgomery allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits in 4 2/3 innings, while Chad Green (3-0) struck out four batters in 2 1/3 innings. Bundy (13-9) surrendered five runs, five hits and five walks in four-plus innings.
The Yankees were poised for a letdown performance after getting into Baltimore early this morning from a rousing victory Sunday night to culminate a tiring four-game series with the Red Sox. It looked like more of a possibility as the Orioles jumped out to a three-run lead after two innings.
However, the Yankees' offense, which is virtually whole for the first time in more than two months, is beginning to click. The Yankees blasted a couple of home runs and even scored using some small ball as they stormed back to take the lead. While Montgomery settled down and Green was once again nails in relief, knowing the offense can compensate for a bad outing from a starter here and there is surely a welcome sign for a team doing its best to get on a collective roll.
CC Sabathia (11-5, 3.71 ERA) faces Jeremy Hellickson (2-3, 6.55 ERA) in the second game of a three-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.