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Yankees fall to Orioles, 7-3, in wild 14-inning game

Even Didi Gregorius couldn’t save them this time.

Despite a game-tying home run in the eighth inning from the Yankees shortstop, the Bombers fell to the Orioles, 7-3, in a marathon 14-inning affair.

 Bronx native Pedro Alvarez provided the heroics for the Orioles, blasting a go-ahead grand slam off Jonathan Holder in the 14th inning.

The grand slam broke a string of nine scoreless innings from the Yankee bullpen, which was called into action early once CC Sabathia left the game after the fourth inning with hip soreness. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI later in the night.

 Gary Sanchez also left the game in the 14th after clutching his calf while catching. Brandon Drury exited with a migraine while Tyler Wade was taken out with flu-like symptoms.

Manny Machado crushed two home runs and reached base six times, including a single in the 14th which helped set up Pedro Alvarez’s go-ahead grand slam. 

Manny Machado crushed two home runs and reached base six times, including a single in the 14th which helped set up Pedro Alvarez’s go-ahead grand slam. 

(Julie Jacobson/AP)

“It hurts when you lose it,” said manager Aaron Boone. “But it is what it is. Turn the page on it and move on to tomorrow.”

The Yankees had a chance to win the game in the 11th with Gregorius on third base and two outs. Orioles reliever Mychal Givens threw a wild pitch and Gregorius took off for home plate.

But Givens slid and blocked the plate as he caught the ball and tagged Gregorius out to end the inning.

The Orioles appeared destined to take the lead in the 13th when Caleb Joseph lifted a ball to right, but Aaron Judge leaped and robbed the potential go-ahead home run.

Didi Gregorius celebrates his eighth-inning home run.

Didi Gregorius celebrates his eighth-inning home run.

(Julie Jacobson/AP)

Manny Machado and Chris Davis provided the power for the Orioles early, combining for three solo home runs off Sabathia. 

PLAY OF THE GAME

Aaron Judge’s robbery of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph in the 13th inning. Joseph appeared to have given the Orioles a 4-3 lead but Judge leaped and robbed the catcher of a go-ahead home run, which kept the Yankees alive.

TURNING POINT

Gregorius’ attempt to score on a wild pitch in the 11th inning could have won the game, but Orioles reliever Mychal Givens blocked the plate as he slid to field the throw and Gregorius was ruled out as Baltimore eventually went onto win it three innings later.

STAR OF THE GAME

Machado — The Orioles slugger crushed two home runs and reached base six times, including a single in the 14th that helped set up Alvarez’s go-ahead grand slam. 

CC Sabathia.

CC Sabathia.

(Julie Jacobson/AP)

STAT OF THE GAME

9. Didi Gregorius has 11 hits this season but nine of them have been for extra bases, the most in the majors. 

UNSUNG HERO

Chasen Shreve: The reliever kept the Yankees alive in extras with two innings pitched and got himself out of a bases loaded jam in the 12th by striking out Colby Rasmus. 

M.I.A.

Gary Sanchez. The Yankees’ catcher’s early season struggles continued with an 0-for-6 night at the plate and leaving six runners on base.

NEXT UP

Saturday vs. Baltimore, 1:05 p.m., RHP Sonny Gray (0-0, 2.25) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (0-1, 9.00) 

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