The Yankees came back to beat the Orioles 10-7 in a messy game Monday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. >> Box score
Five takeaway's from Monday's game
1) The Yankees, down 6-1 at one point, scored seven unanswered runs from the sixth inning onward, scoring five of those runs off of Orioles closer Mychal Givens. The big blow was Gary Sanchez's two-out, three-run home run that gave the Yankees the lead. For Sanchez, it was his 13th home run of the season; he now has 26 RBIs on the season.
2) Despite some sketchy defense, the Yankees bullpen tossed 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, allowing the offense to peck away at the deficit. Zack Britton recorded his eighth straight scoreless appearance and Aroldis Chapman secured his 12th save of the season, getting three strikeouts along the way.
3) Gleyber Torres continues to destroy the Orioles pitching staff, hitting his seventh and eighth home runs of the season (10 total) off of Baltimore. It was the third multi-homer game against the Orioles this season and fourth in his career. Torres is now hitting .500 against the Orioles this season, so he's clearly one player that will be unhappy when the Yankees don't see Baltimore until August after this series.
4) J.A. Happ, making his fourth start against the Orioles this season, was highly ineffective, coughing up six runs (including two home runs) in 3 2/3 innings. It was Happ's shortest outing of the season, and he has how allowed 15 earned runs (seven homers) in 17 innings against the Orioles this season. The Yankees fell back on Happ when they lost out on Patrick Corbin in free agency this offseason, and based on the early returns this season, the club seems to have been wise to insist on a two-year deal (with a vesting option).
5) DJ LeMahieu continues to produce with runners in scoring position, knocking in a run in the sixth inning with a single. LeMahieu recorded two hits on the night, his 17th multi-hit game of the season, which boosted his average to .315 on the season.
Gary for the Game. pic.twitter.com/dnlw4uZK30- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 21, 2019
Chipped all the way back. pic.twitter.com/l628VKptHp- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 21, 2019
Domingo German (8-1, 2.50 ERA) faces David Hess (1-5, 5.58 ERA) in the second game of the four-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.