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Yankees 3, Orioles 5: Mistakes cost Yankees as Baltimore takes series in New York

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A bunch of fielding mishaps come back to haunt the Yankees.

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In the first inning, fielding mistakes by Carlos Beltran and Stephen Drew cost the Yankees a run. In the fifth, a pair of mistakes by Chase Headley and Drew cost the Yankees two runs. When you only score three yourself, you aren't going to win a game when you gift the other team that many runs. That's what happened, and it allowed the Orioles to take the series with a 5-3 win over the Yankees.

The Orioles got on the board early. Nolan Reimold led off the game by drawing a walk off Sabathia. Gerardo Parra then grounded one to second. It could've been a double play ball, but Drew bobbled it, and they were only able to get the out at first. Sabathia then got the second out when Manny Machado grounded out, but it did move Reimold to third. Reimold would come all the way around when Chris Davis blooped a single to right field after Beltran was too slow to a fly ball. That gave the Orioles an annoying 1-0 lead.

The Yankees got that run right back in the bottom half of the inning. Beltran went the opposite way with a Ubaldo Jimenez pitch. The way Reimold was playing it, it looking like it would be caught near the wall. However, it kept drifting back and went over the left field wall for a game-tying home run.

Two innings later, the Yankees took the lead thanks to more offense from Beltran. Didi Gregorius led off the inning by getting hit with a pitch. Drew followed that with a single. Jacoby Ellsbury then grounded one to short. After benefiting from a bobble earlier, the Orioles suffered because of one this time. JJ Hardy bobbled what might've been a double play ball. He still managed to niftily flip it to second for the force, but that was all they got. The Yankees now had two on with one out. Ellsbury managed to steal second, putting two runners in scoring position. After Headley struck out, Beltran brought both runners home with a single. That made it 3-1 Yankees.

In the top of the fifth, CC got himself into some trouble. He walked Dariel Alvarez and then allowed a single to Reimold. Parra bunted both runners over into scoring position for the first out of the inning. Sabathia then got a big strikeout of Machado for the second out. However, he then hit Davis to load the bases, which would be it for Sabathia. Adam Warren came in and got Jonathan Schoop to ground one to Headley at third. Headley bounced the throw to second a bit, and Drew made a meal of it and let it get past him. What should've been an inning-ending force out, turned into a two-run error that tied the game. Although neither Headley or Drew covered themselves in glory on the play, the error was charged to Drew and the game was now tied.

Warren and Jiminez traded zeros for a while, but the Orioles eventually re-took the lead. With one out in the eighth, Steve Pearce took a Warren pitch over the left-center field wall.

After the Yankees went down in order in the eighth, the Orioles tacked on an insurance run in the ninth. That wound up not being that important, as the Yankees went down 1-2-3 in the ninth as well. The Orioles came away with a 5-3 win, taking the series in the process.

Tomorrow sees the beginning of a huge four-game set between the Yankees and the Blue Jays. Rookie phenom Luis Severino will get the start for the Yankees, who will have their hands full with David Price, who is starting for Toronto. First pitch will be at 7:05 eastern.

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