The Orioles twice took late-inning leads Tuesday night in the Bronx. Neither survived the bottom half of the frame.

The New York Yankees walked off the Orioles, 7-6, to even the teams’ three-game series, answering Baltimore’s seventh-inning rally with one of their own before Jose Trevino’s game-winning single in the 11th inning after the Orioles plated a run in the top half.

Baltimore (18-26) put together its second four-run inning of the series thanks to home runs from Austin Hays and Rougned Odor to Yankee Stadium’s short right field porch, only for New York to even the game in the bottom half. Starter Bruce Zimmermann’s outing ended after a home run by Gleyber Torres, his second of the Yankees’ four off Zimmermann after he had gone without one against the Orioles in 2020 and 2021 following his 13-blast barrage in 2019.

Zimmermann worked a career-high 6 1/3 innings but has allowed seven home runs over his past three starts after allowing one in his first six.

“He left with the lead,” Hyde said. “We just didn’t hold it.”

Hyde then turned to rookie Logan Gillaspie, making his third major league appearance, in a one-run game, saying later that typical backend options Félix Bautista, Jorge López and Cionel Pérez were unavailable given their recent usage. Gillaspie got a groundout and gave up a single before hitting Marwin Gonzalez on a 1-2 pitch. Trevino tied the game with an 0-2 single.

Left-hander Keegan Akin struck out Aaron Hicks to end the seventh and worked a scoreless eighth and ninth, his league-leading 10th relief outing of at least two scoreless innings. Six of Akin’s seven outs came via strikeout; the Yankees missed all eight of their swings against his fastball, the most whiffs without contact against a four-seamer since Statcast was introduced in 2015.

After struggling in the Orioles’ rotation in 2021, Akin has thrived as a multi-inning reliever, posting a 1.23 ERA while pitching at least two frames every appearance.

“He’s made some incredible strides this year,” Zimmermann said. “He’s really adjusted well. Didn’t take a step back whatsoever moving to the bullpen. If anything, he took two steps forward.”

After the Orioles failed to score their automatic runner in the top of the 10th, Dillon Tate — who Hyde said he wanted to use for “one inning max if I used him at all” — kept New York off the board, with some help from shortstop Jorge Mateo cutting down the potential winning run at the plate.

Hays’ groundout plated Baltimore’s automatic runner in the 11th, but three straight hits off Bryan Baker in the bottom half cost the Orioles the lead and the game. It was their first loss in extra innings this season after winning in their previous four tries, including two walk-offs in the past five games.

“No Bautista, no Lopey, no Cionel tonight,” Hyde said. “Went with the other guys, and we just couldn’t hold it.”


The Orioles, it seems, have discovered the Yankees’ weakness: walls.

A week after New York slugger Aaron Judge and manager Aaron Boone complained about the Orioles’ changes to Camden Yards’ left field dimensions, Baltimore took advantage of Yankee Stadium’s layout. Hays and Odor’s home runs would have stayed in at any other major league venue, but they narrowly sailed over the short right field porch in a four-run inning for Baltimore.

Both long balls narrowly traveled over the short right field porch, with Hays’ traveling a projected 354 feet to knock New York starter Jordan Montgomery from the game and Odor sending a Michael King pitch one foot shorter for a go-ahead, three-run shot.

There was a clear irony to Judge’s and Boone’s comments last week, in which they referenced the Orioles’ decision to move the left field of home park back almost 30 feet and raise it more than 5 feet as “create-a-park” and “build-your-own-park,” respectively, after Judge lost a home run to the new wall. Earlier this month, Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward called Yankee Stadium a “Little League park” after a walk-off home run from Torres went over the ballpark’s right field wall, which is only 314 feet from home in the corner.

Odor, who also drove in the Orioles’ first run with a fifth-inning groundout, has a nine-game hitting streak, one short of his career high. During this stretch, he’s hitting .303 with a .636 slugging percentage.

“He’s swinging the bat a lot better the last week,” Hyde said. “Love the way he plays. He’s super competitive. He’s in every pitch. It’s a battle at the plate every single at-bat. He’s got some big hits for us as of late.”

Around the horn

>> Orioles head athletic trainer Brian Ebel was named Monday to the Maryland Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

>> In the second appearance of his rehab assignment following a left oblique strain, right-hander Dean Kremer started for Triple-A Norfolk and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing zero hits and a walk with six strikeouts.

>> Norfolk outfielder Kyle Stowers hit his seventh home run in eight games to take the system lead with 10, a mark matched later in the night by High-A Aberdeen infielder Coby Mayo.

>> In Double-A Bowie’s first game with four of the organization’s top infield prospects on the roster after César Prieto’s promotion from Aberdeen, Prieto played second base with Gunnar Henderson at shortstop, Jordan Westburg at third base and Joey Ortiz at designated hitter.


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