A day after scoring nine runs, the New York Yankees managed just two in a 3-2 loss to Dylan Bundy and the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at Camden Yards. >> Box score
The Yankees managed seven hits off Bundy (6-3), including Aaron Judge's 17th home run of the season, but hit into three double plays in the game.
Matt Holliday grounded into double plays in the first and sixth innings, while Gary Sanchez flied into a double play in the third when Brett Gardner tried to tag up from second base on a fly ball to left field.
Jordan Montgomery (2-4) gave up three runs (one earned) on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Mark Trumbo reached on a Starlin Castro error in the third inning and scored on Jonathan Schoop's two-run, two-out double that gave Baltimore a 3-1 lead.
Judge's seventh-inning home run cut it to 3-2, but the Yankees didn't score off Darren O'Day in the eighth inning or Brad Brach in the ninth.
Trumbo hit an RBI single in the first inning that gave the Orioles a 1-0 lead, but Aaron Hicks tied the game in the second inning with a sac fly.
From Montgomery's first-inning struggles to the multiple base running gaffes early on and a big error by Castro, it seemed the Yankees were going to sleepwalk through this game. The fact that they kept it close is something of a testament to how poorly the Orioles have been playing of late.
The Yankees had won four out of six in New York, due mostly in part to exceptional starting pitching and opponents with records below .500. The Yankees will need similar efforts from the rotation and cannot play sloppy ball against teams like the Orioles, Blue Jays and Red Sox, the teams they have on tap for the next 12 games.
If there are silver linings to take away from the game, one is an apparent Judge power surge in the offing and the relievers were able to keep the Yankees in the ballgame until the end.
Luis Severino (3-2, 3.11 ERA) faces Chris Tillman (1-1, 4.43 ERA) in the second game of the three-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.