BALTIMORE – Cedric Mullins hit two home runs and a double, Matt Harvey played six impressive innings and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Yankees 4–2 on Monday night.
Baltimore went one game ahead of the last-ranked Yankees in the AL East.
“I’ve had some early success,” said Mullins, who is batting this season. He said, “It’s just a matter of continuing the work I’m working on. Then, I’m putting my best swing on the ground. It’s a matter of being consistent.”
Harvey (2-1) won four consecutive wins with Cincinnati for the first time since June 21 to July 13, 2018. He allowed one run and three hits, out of which five and one out of three were scored.
“It’s probably the best I’ve felt in a few years,” Harvey said. “Everything was just working well. Mechanically, I felt good, feeling strong during the entire outing. I was able to throw strikes when needed, people made plays behind me and it was a good team effort. “
Yankees pulled within 4-2 for eighth place in an RBI single by Gio Urshela. But Aaron Lemon was thrown into third place before DJ Lemahieu touched home plate, and Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ruled out for not being able to review the play, and for the game. Convinced after being corrected.
“There was a lot of disappointment,” Boone said. “Obviously, I’m going to be a challenger at that point of the game all day.”
Cesar Valdez made four-out saves for the Orioles, who homered 4-13 against the Yankees since the start of the 2019 season
Divi Garcia (0-1) was recalled from the Yankees’ alternate training ground to debut. The 21-year-old right-hander made his major league debut against the Mets on August 30, 2020, ending the year 6-2 with a 4.98 ERA.
New York Stadium to increase capacity
Gov. Andrew Andrew Cuomo Announced on monday Outdoor stadiums in New York will be allowed to fill up to 33 percent of capacity starting May 15. They were previously limited to 20 percent. For the Yankees, about 17,900 fans will be allowed at Yankee Stadium and for the Mets, about 13,800 fans will be allowed at Citi Field.