It was early in the season, but the Yankees desperately needed a win to avoid going 1-5 and digging themselves into a deep hole. And while CC Sabathia pitched a good game for the Yankees, their late-inning magic didn’t occur until late in the game. A seven-run rally starting in the sixth inning sent the Yankees to a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.
In the top of the sixth, the Yankees got on the board with a two-run RBI triple by Ronald Torreyes. In the eighth, Aaron Judge homered for his first home run of the season. In the ninth, Starlin Castro hit a RBI single which was followed by a RBI groundout by Judge, and a two-run SAC Fly–one run scored on a throwing error by Jonathan Schoop–by Austin Romine.
Sabathia went six innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out three. Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless inning, Betances pitched a scoreless inning while getting the win, and Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless inning.
— The Yankees head home for their Opening Day ceremony against the Tampa Bay Rays. Michael Pineda will start for the Yankees and Alex Cobb will start for the Rays. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.