Gonzalez allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings.
I feel it right now, Tanaka, speaking through a translator, said in front of his clubhouse stall a half-hour after the final out. I think we’ll probably have a clearer picture tomorrow.
The Yankees, a big league-best 41-18, already lost No. 5 starter Jordan Montgomery to Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Tanaka is 7-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 13 starts.
Tanaka allowed one hit, a home run into the second deck in right by Brandon Nimmo on his second pitch. Just 1 for 24 with a walk and a sacrifice at the plate in his big league career, he reached when his grounder bounced off the heel of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez’s glove for an error. Tanaka took second on Gleyber Torres’ single and advanced when Gardner walked.
It was shallow, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to go or not, Tanaka said of Judge’s opposite-field fly.
We’ve been playing good baseball since the end of last week, right-hander Aaron Sanchez said. To finally scratch out some wins, it’s good for us. It keeps guys a little bit loose in here. We don’t play as tight out there.
The Orioles have lost three straight and 10 of 12. Baltimore is 9-26 on the road and 19-44 overall, both worst in the majors.
Smoak drew a one-out walk in the 10th and went to second on Kendrys Morales’ single. One out later, Givens hit Grichuk to load the bases.
Grichuk broke a 2-2 tie when he homered on Kevin Gausman’s first pitch of the seventh inning. It was Grichuk’s fifth homer of the season and his second in two games.
Toronto’s lead was short-lived. Baltimore tied it 3-3 without a base hit in the eighth, using a hit batter, an error, and a walk to load the bases before Jonathan Schoop scored from third on Tyler Clippard’s wild pitch.