For the first eight innings, nothing was going the Yankees way. Hiroki Kuroda had pitched an okay game, but the offense wasn’t able to do much. But, in the 9th inning everything seemed to click. The Yankees were able to get rid of all their frustrations and they were able to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
Down 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th, Brett Gardner started off with a single and then with two outs, Mark Teixeira walked, Brian McCann singled to score Gardner and Carlos Beltran hit a three-run home run to secure the first Yankees walk-off of the 2014 season.
With the game going so long, you almost forget Hiroki Kuroda started the game. Kuroda went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts. The Yankees went to Shawn Kelley, Matt Thornton and Dellin Betances to fill out the seventh and eighth inning, all of them retiring their batters. David Huff gave up a run on two hits in the ninth inning–but he was able to come away with the win.
– The Yankees will come back tomorrow afternoon as they attempt to take the series against the Orioles. Vidal Nuno will take the mound for the Yankees and Bud Norris will take the mound for the O’s. First pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.