Walk-off homer lifts Yankees past Orioles

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Matt Holliday provided some walk-off heroics for New York Yankee fans against the Baltimore Orioles in a thrilling 14-11 MLB win.

Holliday stepped up to the plate with two men on base in the bottom of the 10th inning and sent everyone trotting around the bases with a walk-off three-run home run as the Yankees - who trailed 9-1 and 11-4 - prevailed on Friday.

It was Holliday's third-career walk-off homer. Rookie sensation Aaron Judge blasted his eighth and ninth home runs, which are the most in April in Yankees history by a player 25 years old or younger.

The Pittsburgh Pirates had fun in a 12-2 victory over the Miami Marlins, World Series champions the Chicago Cubs lost 5-4 to the Boston Red Sox, the New York Mets topped the Washington Nationals 7-5, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 and the Atlanta Braves were 10-8 winners against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Elsewhere, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-3, the Minnesota Twins downed the Kansas City Royals 6-4, the St Louis Cardinals overcame the Cincinnati Reds 7-5, the San Diego Padres lost 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants, the Colorado Rockies posted a 3-1 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Cleveland Indians lost to the Seattle Mariners by the same scoreline, the Los Angeles Angels triumphed 6-3 against the Texas Rangers, the Toronto Blue Jays suffered a 7-4 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays, while the Houston Astros accounted for the Oakland Athletics 9-4.

 

PILLAR STAYS HOT FOR STRUGGLING JAYS

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar went four for four with three runs scored, a solo home run and a walk in a loss against the Rays.

Astros third baseman Yuli Gurriel continued his red-hot form by collecting three hits with two runs scored, a home run and two RBIs against the Athletics. Gurriel now has six multi-hit efforts in his last nine games. He is batting .347 for the season.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout continued to prove why he is currently the best hitter in baseball against the Rangers. Trout went three for four with two runs scored, a home run, two RBIs and a walk to raise his average to .355 for the season.

 

CONLEY LEAKS RUNS

Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley did little to help his team win, when he allowed nine earned runs off five hits and three walks in just under two innings. Miami ultimately fell to the Pirates, who were led by Gift Ngoepe after he became the first Pirate since Eddie Moore in 1923 to reach base five times in his first MLB start.

 

GOING, GOING... GONE!

At 470 feet, Manny Machado drilled the longest home run so far this season. He now has four homers in 2017.

 

METS AT NATIONALS

Washington eeked out a win on Friday, but may have lost outfielder Adam Eaton for the foreseeable future after he suffered an apparent ankle injury late in the game. The Nationals will have to try and regroup with Stephen Strasburg (2-0, 2.89 ERA) on the mound on Saturday.