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Jose Trevino’s first Yankees homer sparks win over Orioles

BALTIMORE — The final time the Yankees visited Camden Yards, they lost two of three and fell to .500 10 video games into the season. 

After an offseason that didn’t encourage a lot confidence, it appeared honest to marvel simply what the season had in retailer for the Yankees. 

What a distinction a month makes. 

On Monday, the Yankees beat Baltimore, 6-2, behind six robust innings from Luis Severino to win for the seventh time of their final eight video games. 

The victory left them at 26-9, which ties the third-best 35-game begin in franchise historical past — matching the 1998 group that gained 114 regular-season video games en path to a World Series title. 

And simply if you assume there is likely to be a weak spot to be involved about, it’s fastened. 

Severino had three spectacular outings to start out the year, however was shaky within the three begins heading into Monday, with a 5.74 ERA over 15 ²/₃ innings in these final three outings. 

Luis Severino pitches Monday during the Yankees' win over the Orioles.
Luis Severino pitches Monday through the Yankees’ win over the Orioles.
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His ERA rose from 2.08 to 4.08 throughout that stretch, however the Orioles have been no match for him as he allowed only one run — on one hit — in six innings to Baltimore, which has lost 4 in a row and 5 of six. 

The lone hit was a leadoff homer within the fourth by Anthony Santander. 

The Yankees’ offense had already given Severino a snug margin to work with, thanks primarily to a three-run homer by Jose Trevino, his first residence run as a Yankee. Josh Donaldson and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back homers within the ninth. 

Jose Trevino, right, celebrates after his three-run home run.
Jose Trevino, proper, celebrates after his three-run residence run.
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They loaded the bases within the high of the first in opposition to Kyle Bradish, however got here away empty-handed when Joey Gallo struck out trying to finish the risk with out a run scoring within the 30-pitch inning. 

Gallo adopted up the strikeout with a foul begin in left, as he dropped a Cedric Mullins fly ball close to the road to start out the underside of the first for a three-base error. 

After Severino walked Trey Mancini, Santander lined out softly to second, the place Gleyber Torres made a diving catch. 

Mancini inexplicably ran in direction of second and was simply doubled up. 

Donaldson then continued his stable play at third, going to his proper and making a powerful throw to first to get Ramon Urias. 

The Yankees took the lead within the third on Giancarlo Stanton’s two-out double to left-center that scored Rizzo from first. But Stanton obtained caught in a rundown between second and third to finish the inning. 

Giancarlo Stanton rips an RBI double in the third inning.
Giancarlo Stanton rips an RBI double within the third inning.
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Trevino opened up the sport with one out within the fourth. 

After singles by Torres and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, the catcher belted the first residence run by a Yankee catcher this season — knocking it off the right-field foul pole to provide the Yankees a 4-0 lead. 

Severino didn’t quit successful till the fourth, when Santander hit his leadoff homer to proper to make it 4-1. Urias adopted with a stroll earlier than Severino retired the final 9 batters he confronted. 

Since Severino missed a lot of the earlier three seasons battling accidents, the Yankees must resolve how laborious to journey him through the coronary heart of the common season to make sure he can pitch into the postseason. 

Aaron Boone stated earlier than the sport the group hasn’t mentioned an innings restrict, however added that they might push again an occasional begin or take him out early on days the bullpen is rested in an effort to protect his innings. 

“We’re encouraged by what we’re seeing,” Boone stated. 

That goes for Severino and a lot of the remainder of the group.

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