Jonathan Schoop hit a walk-off RBI single against Dellin Betances in the ninth inning and the Orioles beat the Yankees, 6-5, on Tuesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards >> Box score
Things to know about Tuesday's game
1) Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings in his first start since returning from the disabled list. He kept the Orioles off the board until the fourth, when Joey Rickard hit a two-RBI double. In the fifth, Manny Machado hit a game-tying solo home run after the Yankees had taken a 3-2 lead.
2) Greg Bird hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning for his sixth home run of the season. Didi Gregorius had three hits and scored twice on a night when no other Yankee hitters had multiple hits.
3) The Yankees' bullpen struggled to contain the Orioles after Tanaka's departure. Chad Green allowed two runs on two hits -- including a home run -- while Betances allowed the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Highlights from Monday's game
The Yankees did something tonight that has not happened all too often this season, lose two separate leads.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone once again left a starter in too long resulting in a home run, which was the first of Machado's two dingers. Tanaka was on a pitch count in the "80-ish" range in his first game back from the disabled list, yet Boone allowed him to start the fifth inning at 75 pitches after a 30-pitch fourth inning. Meanwhile, Green had been very solid of late, allowed Machado's second homer after being extended to a second inning in his outing.
In a tough loss like tonight's, it is sometimes better for sanity's sake to look at the positives. The one clear positive was Bird's long home run and sac fly accounting for four of the Yankees runs. Bird absolutely has to get on a hot streak. We thought it might happen after the two-homer game over a week ago, but he went 5-for-25 after it heading into today. Bird's bat needs to be a complement to the right-handed heavy hitting Yankees club and he's surely talented enough to provide it. However, after a while, results are needed not talk of upside potential.
The Yankees and Orioles will conclude their series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.