Santander’s Walkoff HR Ruins Yankee Comeback. Baltimore 9 NY 6

Isiah Kiner-Falefa scores to tie game in top of 9th on clutch 2-out double by DJ LeMahieu

Anthony Santander hit a walk-off, 3-run homer off Lucas Luetge in the bottom of the 9th to break a 6-6 tie and give Baltimore a 9-6 win.

The homer ruined a Yankee comeback in the top of the 9th when DJ LeMahieu hit a huge, 2-out double to tie the game 6-6, and Giancarlo Stanton almost put the Yanks way ahead with a bases-load line drive caught in the outfield.

Baltimore was able to win the final game of the 4-game set; NY had won the previous 3 games. The Yanks are now 28-10, still the best record in baseball.

1. Yanks JUMPED On Top

The Yanks JUMPED on top in the top of the 1st against tough lefty Bruce ZimmermannAaron Judge walked with 1 out, Anthony Rizzo doubled to right, and Giancarlo Stanton ripped a single to deep left to score them both and make it 2-0 NY.

2. Monty Another Great Start & No Decision

Jordan Montgomery pitched another strong game, but was pulled after 5 innings and only 76 pitches leading 5-3.

“I felt really good,” said Montgomery afterwards. “Really just want one pitch back, to Chirinos. Other than that, stuff was pretty good.”

Monty got great defensive behind him with some terrific plays by Josh Donaldson at 3rd and Gleyber Torres at 2nd.

Monty made one bad mistake — a 91-MPH fastball that caught too much of the plate to Robinson Chirinos who hit a ball just over the fence in the corner in left for a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 2nd.

Monty allowed a 2-out double to Anthony Santander in the 3rd, and Jorge Mateo singled him home for a 3-2 Baltimore lead.

3. Giancarlo Homer Over Left Field Wall

But the Yanks came right back to tie it 3-3 on a Giancarlo Stanton homer leading off the 4th — over the left field wall which was moved back by 27 feet and increased to 15 feet high before the season. Giancarlo became the first visiting player to hit a ball over that wall this year.

4. Falefa Huge 2-out, 2-RBI Hit in 6th

The Yankees loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the 6th (Judge single, Rizzo single, Stanton walk) but Gleyber Torres and Aaron Hicks struck out.

With 2 outs, Isiah Kiner-Falefa got a Clutch single to plate 2 and make it 5-3 NY.

5. Sixth Inning Disaster; Green Injured

Monty was in position for a win, and was only at 76 pitches; pitching well. But manager Aaron Boone brought in Miguel Castro for the 6th and it was a disaster: walk, catcher’s interference by Kyle Higashioka, and single for a run and 5-4 game.

Chad Green came in  and struck out Chirinos but then allowed a sac fly to Cedric Mullins for a tie game 5-5, and then a single to Rougned Odor for a 6-5 Baltimore lead.

Worse yet — he motioned to leave the game due to discomfort in his right forearm.

Jonathan Loaisiga got the final out but the damage was done.

6. Yankees Come Back in 9th

Down 6-5 in the 9th, Isiah Kiner-Falefa led off with a walk, stole 2nd while Josh Donaldson was striking out, and stayed there while Marwin Gonzalez struck out.

With 2 outs, DJ LeMahieu got a huge, 2-out double to tie the score!

Aaron Judge and Joey Gallo worked walks to load the bases, and Giancarlo Stanton Ripped one to center that was caught by Mullins.

That served up the bottom of the 9th, when Luetge served up the walk off to Santander for the old ballgame.

Etcetera

Anthony Rizzo got thrown out in the top of the 8th for complaining about a prior call by the home plate ump.

Afterwards, Rizzo explained:

The Boxscore

https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401354809

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