In what seems like something no one would type in 2020, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Yankees for the second time in two days.
To make matters even more shocking, the Baltimore Orioles got a win against Gerrit Cole.
It is true. You don’t need to pinch yourself to wake up from any sort of dream.
After going 1-1 in the double header on Friday, the Orioles took a second win on Saturday night. This time, with Keegan Akin on the mound.
Despite an outstanding outing that lasted 5.1 innings with only three hits, no runs, four walks, and eight strikeouts, he did not get the official win. That went to Dillon Tate, who no-hit the Yanks in 1.1 innings. The pitching staff held the Yankees to one run.
There were a handful of highlights in the game, with the most memorable belonging to DJ Stewart who hit two home runs. One was off of Cole, and the other was off of 22-year-old Miguel Yajure. These were Stewart’s first two home runs of the season.
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With Anthony Santander on the IL, the young outfielders are delivering against the Yankees. Remember, that Ryan Mountcastle hit his third career home run on Friday night, and he singled to earn an RBI, too.
The Orioles had a five-run sixth inning began with a lead-off home run off of Cole’s first pitch of the inning. After the fielding error that put Hanser Alberto on on base, the wheels fell of for the Yankees. He got his final strikeout of the game, then gave up two walks, a single, and a double. A line out ended the inning and Cole’s night.
In what felt like deja vu, Stewart repeated his first-pitch home run in the seventh. Getting that extra run wasn’t really needed, but it sure felt good.
The Yankees could not recover from their six-run deficit, and lost the game 6-1. Up two games to one, the 17-21 Orioles face the 21-17 Yankees on Sunday afternoon before getting Labor Day off to head to New York to play the Mets, then the Yankees. Asher Wojciechowski faces Masahiro Tanaka at 1:05 ET.