Beltran hits 3-run HR in 9th, Yanks beat Orioles
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Friday night, lifting the New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles for their fourth straight win.
Beltran connected off Zach Britton (3-1) right after Brian McCann hit an RBI single. The Yankees struggled with runners in scoring position until the ninth.
Brett Gardner led off the ninth with a single. After Derek Jeter struck out looking and Jacoby Ellsbury flied out, Mark Teixeira walked.
McCann then singled home a run, setting up Beltran’s first walkoff homer since 2008, for the New York Mets.
Britton was already off the field by the time Beltran made it to home plate, where he was mobbed by his teammates in the Yankees’ first win in their last at-bat this season.
David Huff (1-0) gave up Steve Pearce’s RBI single in the ninth but got the win.