Orioles score twice in 10th inning and hang on for 7-6 win over Yankees (updated)

NEW YORK – The intense atmosphere didn’t get to rookie Cade Povich. He wasn’t rattled. But he didn’t know how long he could stay in it.

Four walks in the first two innings and a pitch count of 56 didn’t align for a long outing. But Povich settled down and retired nine batters in a row in his third major league start, coming within an out of qualifying for his first win.

The Orioles entered the bottom of the ninth with a chance to get one for themselves after leaving the bases loaded in the top half, but Anthony Volpe led off with a double against Craig Kimbrel and scored with one out on Giancarlo Stanton's game-tying single.

No wonder manager Brandon Hyde began his postgame media session by exhaling and shaking his head. Somehow it had worked out in their favor. The roughest terrain doesn't topple them.

Hyde doesn't always understand how they do it, but he'll just enjoy the ride as much as he can, even if it leaves him exhausted.

Pushed beyond regulation again, the Orioles responded to the latest avalanche of adversity on and off the field by scoring twice in the 10th against Clay Holmes and defeating the Yankees 7-6 before an announced crowd of 47,155 and drawing within 1 ½ games in the division race.

Dillon Tate, who threw 14 pitches last night in 1 1/3 innings, earned his first save since Oct. 2, 2022 in the Bronx. Anthony Santander made a diving catch in right-center field to rob Ben Rice, who settled for a sacrifice fly, and Adley Rutschman threw out Oswaldo Cabrera, pinch-running for DJ LeMahieu, trying to steal second base.

"That was the throw of the year right there," Hyde said.

"That's a big win. Things were going well and then they weren't."

Tate's ninth career save was anything but routine with the automatic runner and everything that goes along with pitching at Yankee Stadium.

"Special," he said. "Thankful that they trust me to grab the ball in that situation. Definitely happy that we came out with a W right there."

The defense deserves its own save.

"Incredible," Tate said. "It's always a team effort every night, but having guys like that definitely makes it a lot easier out there."

Ramón Urías greeted reliever Ron Marinaccio with a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the fifth, turning a 1-2 changeup into his fourth home run and a 3-1 lead. Ryan O’Hearn had RBI doubles in the first and fifth innings.

Cedric Mullins singled in the 10th to score Santander, and he stole third base and raced home on catcher Jose Trevino's throwing error.

A 5-1 lead began to vanish after Stanton’s 440-foot, three-run homer off Yennier Cano in the seventh inning. The ball left his bat at 113.6 mph. Stanton's single off Kimbrel was 119.9.

The Orioles didn’t leave the ballpark with another loss, but they were in just as much of a hurry.

"Really happy with how we battled, competed," Hyde said. "When you give up the lead and continue to fight offensively, it shows a lot about our club. That was a heck of a win."

Mullins is batting .193 with a .566 OPS, but he singled twice, scored twice, stole two bases and drove in a huge run.

"That's what he can do when he gets on base, both him and Jorgie (Mateo)," Hyde said. "Ced gets a single, a lot of times it's a double. Ced gets on second base, he's got an opportunity to steal third base. There's a lot of things he can do on the bases for us. But also the defense that Ced plays in center field. It's premiere defense, and that's so important at a premiere position. He took really good swings tonight, too, and really happy to see him get that hit late."

Mullins got his fourth career hit that gave the Orioles a lead in the 10th or later.

"That's basically what my early work is for," Mullins said. "To get back to my game plan, being able to create chaos, getting the hits and being able to hit doubles, long balls, steal bases, doing a little bit of everything."

Povich was inserted into a rotation that won’t have Kyle Bradish, John Means or Tyler Wells for the remainder of the 2024 season. Hyde goes series-to-series with his probable starters.

The kid grew up a little more tonight.

"At the end of the day the next guy's got to step up," Povich said. "We have a great team defensively and at the plate, so it's my job just to try to step up and try to get outs and put the team in the best position possible to get wins."

"I have a lot of faith in my guys," Mullins said.

Povich didn’t allow a hit after Volpe’s leadoff single in the first inning. Stanton and Alex Verdugo drew back-to-back walks with one out, Gleyber Torres flied to left field on the 11th pitch of the at-bat for a 1-0 lead and Povich was at 32 by the time he sat back down.

"I knew physically it might not have all been synced up like last start or like I wanted it to," Povich said. "It was one of those where I had to come back mentally and just grind away."

Two more walks followed in the second after Povich retired the first two batters. Juan Soto ran the count full and grounded out, but Povich already was 56 pitches deep into his outing.

"After the first couple I didn't know how long he was going to be able to be out there," Hyde said. "They weren't getting many hits but there was a lot of traffic and a lot of three-ball counts, a lot of walks."

The side was retired on 18 pitches in the third and seven in the fourth. Nine straight Yankees failed to reach base before Soto walked with two outs in the fifth.

Hyde made the switch with Povich at 94 pitches. The five walks could have been disastrous, but he allowed only one run and brought down his ERA to 4.76.

"For him to get into the fifth inning there was huge for us," Hyde said. "Turns out even huger than we thought at the time. I thought he competed. He did not have his command early, but he kind of found it there a little bit in the third and fourth inning, and it was huge for him to at least get in the fifth inning for us."

Gerrit Cole’s first pitch in 2024 missed high and outside to Gunnar Henderson. Didn’t come close to the strike zone or to hitting him. In case anyone thought instant retaliation was more important to Cole than results.

Henderson doubled to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games and scored with two outs on O’Hearn’s double, but Cole retired 10 of his last 12 batters. Mullins led off the fifth with a single and Cole was removed at 62 pitches in his return from an elbow injury.

Marinaccio surrendered the Urías home run, committed a throwing error on Jorge Mateo’s infield hit, issued a 10-pitch walk to Ryan Mountcastle with two outs and was burned by O’Hearn, who hadn’t collected two doubles in a game since May 31, 2023.

Victor González drilled Henderson behind the right shoulder with a 94.2 mph sinker in the seventh inning and the crowd roared. He chucked his bat and protective padding like he does after a walk, and he scored with two outs on Mountcastle’s double for a 5-1 lead.

A New York reporter asked Hyde whether he thought the González pitch was intentional.

"I have no idea," Hyde said. "Good question."

Caleb Ferguson nailed Colton Cowser above the right elbow in the eighth. Cowser slammed the bat to the ground and Trevino kicked it back to him. Trevino stepped to the plate in the eighth against Bryan Baker and grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. And then came his throwing error in the 10th.

A real kick in the pants.

Cowser was in his typical good mood afterward. The Orioles aren't venting publicly about the Yankees, no matter how hard the New York media tries to coax it out of them.

"I'll take the on-base percentage," Cowser said.

Jacob Webb allowed an infield hit with two outs in the sixth and Cionel Pérez loaded the bases with two walks. Pinch-hitter Jahmai Jones, a fan favorite with the Orioles, flied to center field on one pitch. Jones also struck out looking to end the game while representing the winning run.

He’s still a favorite of Orioles fans.

The Yankees opened the seventh with back-to-back singles against Pérez on plays the defense couldn’t make, and Stanton delivered a massive shot off Cano. Torres walked with one out, but the Orioles turned a 5-4-3 double play on LeMahieu’s grounder.

They didn’t have Danny Coulombe for the eighth and couldn’t score in the ninth after loading the bases, with Verdugo running down Santander’s 395-foot fly ball to the center field track. They pitted a rookie with 11 1/3 major league innings against the Cy Young winner. They picked up a few more bruises, too. But they still found a way to win again.

They'll need to keep doing it without Coulombe and Bradish, the latest pitchers to undergo elbow surgeries.

"It stinks hearing that," Povich said. "Danny's a guy in spring training has kind of taken me under his wing, especially here, and helped me out a lot. Bradish has electric stuff. I love being able to go watch him throw because it's that electric and his stuff's so good. It definitely hurts. It sucks."

* Anthony Servideo hit his first home run with Triple-A Norfolk. Coby Mayo and Daniel Johnson had two hits.

Chayce McDermott struck out eight batters in 5 2/3 innings but also allowed four runs and five hits.  Lehigh Valley hit two home runs.

Double-A Bowie’s Trace Bright allowed three earned runs and five total with seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. Ryan Long allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings.

John Rhodes had two hits.

High-A Aberdeen’s Luis De León allowed one run and three hits with five strikeouts in four innings. Catcher Adam Retzbach drove in both IronBirds’ runs. Enrique Bradfield Jr. stole four bases to raise his total to 33.

Single-A Delmarva catcher Cole Urman doubled and hit his third home run.

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