Orioles lose, 7-6, to Yankees in 11th; Zimmermann allows 4 home runs; Minor league update

NEW YORK—The Orioles have been playing tight games against  the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays in the past week. Three times in the past five games, the Orioles have played extra innings.

On Tuesday night, the Orioles scored a run in the top of the 11th only to give up two in the bottom of the inning as the New York Yankees beat the Orioles, 7-6, before an announced crowd of 32,289 at Yankee Stadium.

In the top of the 11th, Ryan McKenna, the automatic runner, moved to third base on a grounder to shortstop by Anthony Santander and scored when a sharp grounder by Austin Hays hit off the glove of third baseman Marwin Gonzales and caromed to shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, whose only play was to throw to first.

Kiner-Falefa singled against Oriole reliever Bryan Baker (1-2) in the bottom of the 11th to tie the games. After Gonzalez singled, Jose Trevino hit a shot past third baseman Ramón Urias to score Kiner-Falefa with the winning run.

Clark Schmidt (3-2) was the winner for New York (30-13).

The Orioles (18-26) are now 4-1 in extra innings.

“We’ve been playing like this the majority of the year,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “We’re in most games. Our starter’s giving us a chance … Tonight we battled back [from a 3-0 deficit]. We had a nice rally there.”

The Orioles trailed 3-1 heading into the seventh. Hays hit his…

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