Bryan Mitchell allowed three runs in the top of the 11th inning after the Yankees didn't score with the bases loaded in the 10th inning as New York lost the rubber game of a three-game series to the Baltimore Orioles, 7-4, Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, but Starlin Castro grounded into a fielder's choice and Aaron Judge struck out to end the frame.
Mitchell (1-1) surrendered a go-ahead two-out single to Mark Trumbo that gave Baltimore a 5-4 lead, then Welington Castillo drove in two runs with a single to right. Logan Verrett (1-0) pitched a scoreless 11th inning for the Orioles.
The Yankees trailed 4-2 in the ninth inning before Didi Gregorius hit a game-tying two-run single off Donnie Hart. New York had runners on second and third with two outs, but Hart struck out Chris Carter to end the frame. The Yankees went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Jordan Montgomery allowed three runs on three hits and struck out seven in five innings for the Yankees. Wade Miley allowed two runs, eight hits and five walks in five innings in a no-decision for the Orioles.
The Orioles scored three runs in the sixth inning on a Trey Mancini groundout, Jonathan Schoop double and Craig Gentry double.
Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.
The Yankees had a tough time scoring early on, despite Miley allowing 13 baserunners. However, with the game on the line, the Yankees got a key two-run single from Gregorius. Unfortunately, the Yanks could not push across the winning run with bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th.
This team has a ton of fight, mounting its second comeback of the series, but it didn't end with a mark in the win column. Despite eventually taking the loss, the Yankees continue to surprise, and they have done so in various ways this season.
April was a fine month, filled with unforeseen results for a team in transition. However, as the club begins May, expectations might now reach beyond being a team searching for an identity with an eye for the future.
Luis Severino (2-1, 3.00 ERA) and the Yankees begin a three-game series at home against Marco Estrada (0-1, 2.70 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.