O’s top Yanks 8-0 to hand Tanaka 2nd loss
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Tillman tossed seven innings of four-hit ball and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 8-0 Sunday, handing Masahiro Tanaka his second major league loss.
Jonathan Schoop homered off Tanaka for the second time and fellow rookie Caleb Joseph capped the scoring with his first career homer. J.J. Hardy hit a three-run double for the Orioles, who spoiled Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium and took two of three from their AL East rivals.
After squandering a ninth-inning lead in Friday night’s loss, Baltimore outhomered the Yankees 6-1 and outscored them 14-1 in the final two games of the series.
New York slugger Mark Teixeira left in the eighth after getting hit on his left foot by an 85 mph slider from T.J. McFarland. Teixeira hobbled toward first, then slammed his helmet to the ground in anger before heading into the dugout. X-rays were negative, manager Joe Girardi said.
Tillman (6-4) snapped a two-start skid, though he pitched well in those outings, and improved to 6-0 on the road – though he entered with a 6.33 ERA away from home.
Tanaka (11-2) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings, giving him a quality start all 15 times out this season. But the Yankees provided no support for the Japanese rookie, who entered with the most wins in the majors and the best ERA (1.99) in the American League.
His only other defeat came on May 20 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Then he went 5-0 with a 1.26 ERA in his next five starts before Sunday.
Hardy hit a bases-loaded double in a four-run eighth against Adam Warren after a disputed call went against the Yankees.
As he tried for a double play, third baseman Kelly Johnson was taken out by Steve Pearce on what appeared to be an illegal slide. Johnson’s throw to first sailed high into the stands for an error, and Girardi came out to argue. The umpires huddled to discuss the play but decided not to call interference.
Manny Machado chopped an RBI single, and Joseph homered in the ninth.
Schoop homered to left on a 2-2 pitch in the second, making the 22-year-old infielder from Curacao the only big league player to go deep twice against Tanaka. Schoop also connected for a three-run shot at Yankee Stadium on April 9, when Tanaka ended up with a no-decision in Baltimore’s 5-4 victory.
Hardy singled to start the seventh and went to third on Machado’s double. Schoop had an RBI groundout, and Joseph hit a long sacrifice fly after fouling off a suicide squeeze attempt.
Tanaka escaped an early jam after giving up singles to his first two batters, and the Yankees thought they were off to a great start when leadoff man Brett Gardner laced a ball into the right-field corner.
He beat the throw to third for what appeared to be a triple, but Machado contended he kept the tag on as Gardner overslid the bag. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter challenged, and Gardner was called out after a replay review that took 2 minutes, 38 seconds.
NOTES: Before the game, Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage was honored with a plaque to be put in Monument Park – part of festivities for the 68th annual Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium. Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford, both in their 80s, waved from a golf cart and received standing ovations. … The recorded voice of late public address announcer Bob Sheppard welcomed fans to Old-Timers’ Day. Showalter, who managed the Yankees from 1992-95, was introduced to a warm ovation during the festivities. He popped out of the dugout in full Orioles gear and waved to the crowd before hugging former GM Gene Michael and other ex-Yankees along the third base line.