NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 350th profession homer and lifted a go-ahead sacrifice fly within the sixth inning, sending the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Wednesday evening.
Joey Gallo additionally homered for the second straight evening, his third straight recreation with an RBI after going his first 14 video games with out one.
Stanton is the seventh quickest participant to 350 homers, getting there in 1,341 video games. He ended a 14-game homer drought with a two-run drive off Tyler Wells 4 batters in. He entered his milestone at-bat with 4 hits in his earlier 31 at-bats.
“That’s pretty cool,” Stanton mentioned. “When I began this journey, I didn’t know really what to expect or where I’d be or how long I’d be around. So, it’s cool for me.”
Stanton’s milestone occurred after he had two hits in Tuesday’s 12-8 win after getting Sunday off. He additionally singled within the eighth, marking the primary time he received consecutive multi-hit video games this season.
“I thought really good at-bats last night,” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. “Had the off day and I just thought he came out yesterday and had really good at-bats, carried that over tonight and on a cold night just hit a no-doubter into the bleachers in right-center and had more good swings all night tonight.”
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only players to reach 350 homers faster were Babe Ruth, Albert Pujols, Harmon Killebrew, Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez and Mark McGwire. Stanton joined Rodriguez and Ruth as the third player to reach the milestone with the Yankees.
“Wow, congrats to him for 350,” mentioned Aaron Judge, who scored on Stanton’s homer. “He’s a baller. He shows up every day ready to work.”
Stanton’s milestone blast and sacrifice fly helped the Yankees win their fifth straight and seventh in eight games.
Stanton said he signed a bat and was working on a swap to get the ball back from the fan who retrieved it in the right field seats.
“Part of the exchange, we’re working it out,” Stanton mentioned.
Anthony Santander hit a tying two-run homer for the Orioles with two outs within the sixth, however Stanton roped a 113.8 mph fly ball to the warning monitor in heart off Felix Bautista to offer the Yankees a 3-2 lead.
Stanton’s sacrifice fly got here after a hit-and-run single by Anthony Rizzo towards Joey Krehbiel (1-2) despatched DJ LeMahieu to 3rd.
The Yankees added two within the seventh. After Gallo homered, Isiah Kiner-Falefa scored on a wild pitch by Dillon Tate.
New York starter Jordan Montgomery allowed two runs and 4 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He exited after hitting Austin Hays with a pitch.
Michael King (2-0), in his first look since getting seven straight strikeouts Friday towards Cleveland, pitched 2 1/3 innings. Clay Holmes tossed an ideal ninth for his second profession save.
Wells allowed two runs and three hits in 5 innings. He retired 13 of the ultimate 14 hitters he confronted after permitting Stanton’s 417-foot drive.
“He gave up the homer early,” mentioned Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde, who managed Stanton in Double-A in 2009 and was his bench coach with the Marlins in 2011. “Stanton, fastball down and away. There’s three guys on the planet who can do this.”
Orioles: INF Ryan Mountcastle (stiff neck) was held out of the lineup and is day-to-day. … LHP John Means had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Wednesday morning in Dallas. … RHP Matt Harvey will make a second start in extended spring training Thursday.
Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon (1-1, 3.07 ERA) faces Orioles LHP Bruce Zimmermann (1-0, 1.20) on Thursday.
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