Yankees Top Orioles 2-0, Avoid Sweep in AL East Showdown

Yankees Top Orioles 2-0, Avoid Sweep in AL East Showdown

In a pivotal matchup between the top two teams in the AL East, the New York Yankees emerged victorious over the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Wednesday night. Luis Gil, the Yankees' starting pitcher, delivered a dominant performance, outdueling Corbin Burnes, the Orioles' ace.

Gil, in his longest outing of the season, allowed only two hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five batters and never allowed a runner to advance past first base. His impressive outing helped the Yankees avoid a sweep in the four-game series.

The game's lone scoring came in the fifth inning when Oswaldo Cabrera launched a two-run homer over the right-field wall. The homer, which was upheld after a brief review, proved to be the difference in the low-scoring affair.

Burnes, who was traded to Baltimore from Milwaukee this offseason, pitched well but was unable to match Gil's dominance. He allowed two runs on four hits over six innings, striking out six and walking one.

The Yankees' bullpen, led by closer Clay Holmes, was equally impressive. Holmes pitched the final five outs, striking out Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman with two on to end the eighth inning. He then worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to secure his 10th save in 11 chances.

The victory keeps the Yankees and Orioles virtually tied for first place in the AL East, with the Orioles holding a slight percentage point advantage.

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