O’s top Yanks in 11 to end April in first-place tie

Baltimore had taken the lead in the sixth inning on Jonathan Schoop‘s go-ahead RBI double, part of a three-run frame in which the Orioles sent eight men to the plate against rookie left-hander Jordan Montgomery and reliever Jonathan Holder. Adam Jones, Trey Mancini and Craig Gentry also picked up RBIs in the contest for the O’s.

Matt Holliday hit a first-inning homer for the Yankees, who finished 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 16 men on base.

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BAL@NYY: Holliday opens the scoring with a solo homer

Matt Holliday belts a solo home run to left to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning

Baltimore and New York finished April tied for first in the American League East with 15-8 records.

O’s take advantage: After being limited to one run through the first five innings, the Orioles’ bats came alive in the sixth as they sent eight men to the plate. Montgomery walked the first two batters before yielding to Holder. After a single loaded the bases, third baseman Headley tried unsuccessfully for a double play on Mancini’s game-tying fielder’s choice. Schoop followed with a line-drive double to center field to give Baltimore the lead.

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BAL@NYY: Schoop doubles to give Orioles the lead

Jonathan Schoop lines a double to left-center, plating Mark Trumbo to give the Orioles a 3-2 lead in the top of the 6th inning

Miley’s escape: Miley was able to wriggle out of trouble repeatedly as the Yankees left seven men on through the first three innings. Most prominently, Miley held New York scoreless in the second inning after Gregorius singled and Chris Carter doubled to open the frame, with the left-hander striking out Kyle Higashioka, Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks in succession.

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BAL@NYY: Miley fans Hicks to escape a jam in the 2nd

With runners on second and third, Wade Miley fans Aaron Hicks to strike out the side in the bottom of the 2nd inning

Last licks: One out away from a happy flight to Boston, Buck Showalter’s crew couldn’t close it out in the ninth. The Yanks loaded the bases on a fielder’s choice and two walks issued by O’Day, who also committed a balk that prompted Showalter’s ejection. Hart relieved O’Day and surrendered the game-tying hit to Gregorius.

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BAL@NYY: Showalter gets tossed after balk call in 9th

Darren O’Day gets called for a balk in the bottom of the 9th inning and Buck Showalter gets ejected for arguing with the umpire

After pitching the top of the ninth inning for the Yankees, Mitchell remained in the game by replacing Chris Carter at first base, marking his first career appearance at any position other than pitcher. Mitchell dropped a Welington Castillo popup for an error, but then caught Schoop’s foul pop in the top of the 10th. The move gave the Yanks an extra pitching option should the game have gone deep into extra innings, with only Tommy Layne and Adam Warren remaining in the bullpen. Warren threw 36 pitches on Saturday and Layne threw 27. Mitchell was the first pitcher to pitch and play first base in the same game since Chuck Crim did it for the 1989 Brewers.

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BAL@NYY: Mitchell plays first base, catches popup

Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell plays first base in the 10th inning and makes the catch on a popup

Orioles: The Orioles will head to Boston to start a four-game series at Fenway Park. Dylan Bundy will square off Monday against Boston’s Rick Porcello at 7:10 p.m. ET. Bundy was the O’s best starter the first month of the season, pitching to a 1.65 ERA over 32 2/3 innings pitched. The righty is in his first full season as a starter.

Yankees: Right-hander Luis Severino (2-1, 3.00 ERA) will look to continue a string of strong performances on Monday as the Yankees host the Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. ET. Severino has gone at least seven innings in three straight starts. Right-hander Marco Estrada (0-1, 2.70) starts for Toronto.

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