Gleyber Torres tied the game in the eighth and Neil Walker put New York in front for good in extra innings to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Orioles on Friday night. >> Box score
1) Chris Davis hit a two-run single against CC Sabathia in the first inning, but the veteran left-hander recovered to pitch five scoreless innings thereafter. He finished the night with eight strikeouts.
2) Voit hit his first home run in the fourth inning, a two-run shot, and added another two-run blast in the 10th after Neil Walker's solo home run. Walker and Voit each finished with three hits on the night, while Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-2 but walked three times.
3) David Robertson allowed two unearned runs, while Dellin Betances and Chad Green each pitched scoreless innings. Zach Britton allowed a run in the 10th inning but went on to earn the save.
Maybe it shouldn't be this hard to beat the Orioles, but the Yankees got it done courtesy of a late spring addition and a trade deadline acquisition.
Walker, who was a last minute roster addition this spring, is receiving a good deal of reps in various spots and the consistent playing time has helped him since the All-Star break. Walker is seeing the ball really well of late, going 8-for-17 in his last five games with two homers and seven RBIs. Each homer has give the Yankees the lead. Over his last 33 games, Walker is hitting .311 with six homers and 24 RBIs.
Voit, acquired at the trade deadline as a depth piece, displayed the power the Yankees expected with a career night at the plate Friday. After a night like tonight, maybe the Yankees will believe more playing time for Voit will provide a boost to a sluggish offense as a whole and give first baseman Greg Bird a chance to rejuvenate.
Highlights from tonight's game
The Yankees and Orioles will continue their series on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.