Wieters’ two-out, three-run single lifts Orioles past Yankees
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Wieters dug himself into an 0-2 hole before delivering the game winner.
“[I kept the] same approach as 0-0, just trying to be as short as possible and just, if you can get the barrel on it, he’ll supply the power to be able to get it through the infield,” Wieters said.
Starter Kevin Gausman allowed seven hits and struck out five over six innings of work. He allowed one run – an Alex Rodriguez single that scored Jacoby Ellsbury in the top of the third inning.
“They got two or three players that are going to the Hall of Fame. It’s a tough lineup to go through,” Showalter said. “I would’ve said that win, lose or draw today, and the guy gave us six innings and gave up one run. I’ll take that every night.”
The Orioles trailed 1-0 when Gausman exited after six, but in his mind, he had done his job.
“You just try to give your team a chance to win,” he said. “You give these guys an opportunity late in the game, they’re going to – more often than not – they’re going to come up for you and put some good at bats together.”
T.J. McFarland earned the win for Baltimore (32-23). The righty surrendered three hits and struck out two in two innings of work.
Closer Zach Britton put the Yankees (26-30) down in order in the top of the ninth inning for his 17th save in as many opportunities this season.
New York starter CC Sabathia surrendered just two hits and struck out five in five shutout innings.
Before Wieters delivered his game-winning shot, the bottom of the eighth inning was delayed one hour, 37 minutes. The Orioles had two runners on base with a single out when the storm clouds rolled in to halt the action.
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