Gal­lardo has his short­est ca­reer out­ing

Baltimore Sun - - ORIOLES - By Jon Me­oli jme­oli@balt­sun.com twit­ter.com/JonMe­oli

NEWYORK — Yo­vani Gal­lardo pitched the short­est out­ing of his ma­jor league ca­reer Fri­day night, leav­ing af­ter record­ing just four outs in the Ori­oles’ 14-4 loss to the New York Yan­kees at Yan­kee Sta­dium.

Gal­lardo al­lowed a two-run homer to first base­man Mark Teix­eira (Mount Saint Joseph) in the first in­ning, then saw six more runs, five earned, tacked on in the sec­ond in­ning.

“It was just one of those things to­day; it’s just hard to put a fin­ger on it,” Gal­lardo said. “I just wasn’t able to com­mand the ball and missed my spot in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions.”

Said man­ager Buck Showal­ter: “He wasn’t the only one. We didn’t pitch well tonight on a lot of fronts.”

Worse, though, is the pos­si­bil­ity of an ex­tended ab­sence for cen­ter fielder Adam Jones, who left the game in the sec­ond in­ning with a strained left ham­string.

The Ori­oles (70-58) man­aged seven hits in the loss, help­ing Yan­kees rookie Luis Cessa to his fourth win this sea­son. Gal­lardo fell to 4-6 with a 5.69 ERA. An­other homer record: Third base­man Manny Machado, came up with his third mul­ti­homer game of the sea­son with a solo shot in the first in­ning and a two-run blow in the sixth. He has 31 this sea­son, join­ing right fielder Mark Trumbo (38) and first base­man Chris Davis (30) as the first Ori­oles trio to top 30 home runs in a sea­son. Wor­ley, Wright bear it: Vance Wor­ley bore the brunt of the short start. He al­lowed four runs on eight hits in 32⁄ in­nings, then gave way to rookie Mike Wright, who pitched three in­nings and al­lowed two runs.

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