The Yankees blew a 5-0 lead and lost to the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 in 12 innings after squandering a bases-loaded, no-out situation on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Adam Warren gave up a go-ahead RBI single to Craig Gentry in the top of the 12th inning, while Aaron Judge hit into a critical double play in the bottom half and Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts, including one to end the game with runners on first and second.
Two walks and a bunt off Brad Brach loaded the bases for Judge, who hit into a 1-2-5 double play, and Stanton struck out swinging to end the game.
The Yankees scored five runs in the first inning but needed a game-tying Austin Romine RBI single in the seventh inning to force extras.
Jordan Montgomery allowed four runs, 10 hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings, and Domingo German gave up three runs and three hits in 2 2/3 innings for the Yankees, who have lost three of their last four games.
The Yankees scored five runs off Mike Wright Jr. in the first inning, including a two-run single by Miguel Andujar, but left 14 runners on base and went 6-for-21 with runners in scoring position.
Montgomery left the game after giving up a two-run home run to Danny Valencia in the fifth inning. German gave up an RBI single to Manny Machado in the sixth that made it 6-5 and a two-run home run to Anthony Santander in the seventh inning that put the Yankees in a 7-6 hole.
In the 12th inning, Warren (0-1) gave up a one-out walk to Pedro Alvarez and a two-out single to Santander to bring up Gentry, whose single to left gave the Orioles the lead for good.
Richard Bleier (2-0) threw three scoreless innings of relief for Baltimore.
For the second game in a row, the Yankees offense did its job by scoring seven runs -- it could have been more -- but this time the pitching didn't hold up. Entering the off day at 5-5 is not exactly where the Yankees hoped they would be, but the reality is that New York has not played any better than a .500 team to this point.
With the Yankees holding a five-run lead, Montgomery should have been able to work deeper into the game, however he couldn't keep baserunners off the paths or runs off the board. It's become all too customary for Montgomery to fail to pitch deep into games, and it is something that will have to change if he's to take the next step in his progression from a fine rookie season. Montgomery's performance cost the team today.
The Yankees received some quality at-bats from the bottom of the order today, something that is key to a successful season. However, the big bats at the top were unable to come through in the clutch, especially in the final frame when Judge bounced into a double play and Stanton, who is struggling mightily, struck out for the fifth time in the game after getting the bases loaded with no outs.
All told, this is a perfect time for rest and reset.
The Yankees will travel to Boston to begin a three-game series with the Red Sox on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.
Luis Severino (2-0, 1.38 ERA) faces Chris Sale (0-0, 0.82 ERA) in the opener.