Gallardo has his shortest career outing
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.