There’s no telling how long the Baltimore Orioles will have Manny Machado on their side, so they’re going to enjoy it while they can.
Machado hit two home runs, Jonathan Schoop singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, and Baltimore rallied past the New York Yankees 6-5 Tuesday night.
With his contract due to expire after this season and the Orioles seemingly unwilling to pony up the money to keep him in Baltimore, Machado appears destined to be shipped to another team before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
I was looking for a heater, Hicks said. I was looking for something middle-in I could drive. I got a lot of changeups. I was swinging and missing at it a lot. The pitch before that I got a heater that I just missed. I think that’s what got me a changeup in that situation. I just wanted to stay on the ball.
Since June 1, New York’s relievers have a 1.64 ERA — the lowest in the majors and a full run better than second-place Houston (2.70).
Ramirez connected for his fourth homer in three games to tie it 4-all in the fifth. The 25-year-old has 28 homers, breaking Albert Belle’s club record for the most before the All-Star break. Ramirez is also tied with Boston’s J.D. Martinez for the major league lead.
Yankees: C Gary Sanchez (strained right groin) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday. Sanchez, who has been out since June 25, has been doing hitting, catching and agility drills.
The big first baseman came cheap jerseys to Baltimore with nine RBI, and doubled that total during this series.
Him playing well is a big deal for us, manager Aaron Boone said. Hopefully we’re starting to see him get settled in and having some impact at bats.
Gray (6-7) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out eight over six innings. The right-hander had lost three straight starts, the last two in which he gave up a collective 11 runs over 4 1/3 innings.
Facing the last-place Orioles couldn’t have https://www.cheapofficialjerseys.us.com/ come at a better time for Gray. He’s 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA against Baltimore and 3-7 with a 6.32 ERA against everyone else.
When you’re going through some things, I think it’s important to get back to your strengths, Gray said. My two-seam and my curveball have always been something I’ve been able to rely on throughout my career, going back to college. I think to simplify things and go back to your strengths, that’s all we tried to do today.
It worked quite well.