Yanks unload relentless barrage of home runs to beat Orioles

The former No. 4 overall draft pick allowed two runs and four hits in five innings on Saturday and ended up with the loss as Baltimore went on to fall 5-2.

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hit the hardest ball of 2017 Saturday night when he blasted a 121.07 miles per hour solo shot to left in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

In moving to a season-high 13 games over.500, the AL East-leading Yankees (36-23) have also clubbed at least three homers in three straight games for the first time since 1957. NY has won three straight, outscoring rivals Boston and Baltimore 25-3 over the past three nights.

Jonathan Schoop hit an early two-run homer for the third-place Orioles, who dropped 4 1/2 games behind the Yankees.

New York Yankees first baseman Chris Carter is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. The difference of late, according to the lefty: "I've just slowed my tempo down, let my arm get up and let the ball come out of my hand".

But after that, the Orioles mustered little as Montgomery allowed just one hit after the second inning and finished with a career-high eight strikeouts.

Hicks, who is handling center field duties while Jacoby Ellsbury recovers from a concussion, hit the tiebreaking homer to lead off the sixth. It was the third time this season the Yankees hit five homers in a game.

Hicks was batting.205 with two homers and 12 RBIs through New York's first 58 games a year ago after joining the team in a trade from the Minnesota Twins. The 24-year-old, who has given up just one homer in the last three games, lasted just 4 1/3 innings while allowing three runs - one earned against Baltimore on May 29. "Another outstanding performance by him", Joe Girardi said.

HOUSTON - Mike Fiers had another solid start and Brian McCann homered to lead Houston past Los Angeles. "The more I was trying to make a pitch, I felt like just kept missing too much plate", Tillman said.

The left-hander struck out three batters in the first inning and pitched out of trouble in the second following Schoop's 454-foot homer into the elevated bleachers beyond Baltimore's bullpen in left- centre.

Sanchez added a two-run homer, scoring Ronald Torreyes, in the eighth inning to provide the final score. Something special is brewing in NY with the new core that is arriving in the big leagues. Then with a full count and runners on second and third in the fifth, Judge slammed a two-run double. "He got ahead, expanded with his curveball with two strikes, and got him to chase". Orioles C Welington Castillo went 0 for 3 in a rehab game for Double-A Bowie at Trenton and is expected to be activated Saturday. 1B Greg Bird (bruised right ankle) went 0 for 5 in his second game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since his rehab assignment was moved from Class A Tampa. Tillman is 0-3 in five outings since winning his season debut May 7 against the Chicago White Sox.

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