Manny Machado hit a two-run, walk-off home run off Dellin Betances in the ninth inning to cap a six-run Orioles comeback and hand the Yankees a 7-6 loss on Tuesday night in Baltimore. >> Box score
The Yankees scored six runs in the third inning to go up 6-1. However, CC Sabathia allowed five runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- in 5 1/3 innings to make it 6-5 by the end of the sixth.
New York's bullpen was lights-out until Betances took the mound in the ninth. He retired the first two batters he faced, but a walk to Tim Beckham followed by a mistake up in the zone to Machado sent the Orioles home happy and snapped the Yankees' three-game winning streak.
Sabathia wasn't as effective as recent outings but held the Orioles to three runs through five innings. That should have been enough for him, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi pushed for more and the Orioles got right back into it courtesy of Trumbo's home run.
The offense had spotted Sabathia with a five-run advantage due to the poor pitching by Hellickson and Bleier in the third inning, however their bats were then quieted the rest of the way. That forced the Yankees bullpen to clamp down on a one-run lead. Kahnle, Robertson and Chapman did their job. Betances did his, getting the first two outs until walking Beckham, and then hung a terrible breaking pitch to Machado to lose the game.
That's going to be a tough loss for the Yankees to swallow.
Sonny Gray (8-9, 3.36) faces Kevin Gausman (10-9, 4.79) in the final game of the series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.