Trumbo hits 47th, Schoop 5 RBIs as Orioles top Yankees 8-1
Baltimore Orioles' Mark Trumbo (45) follows through on a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
NEW YORK (AP) Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 47th home run, Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones also went deep in a six-run fifth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 8-1 in steady rain Friday night to maintain their AL wild-card lead.
Baltimore began the night tied with Toronto for the AL's two wild cards at 87-72, with Detroit 1 1/2 games back and Seattle trailing the Tigers by a half-game.
Trumbo and Jones homered off Michael Pineda (6-12), who started with 3 2/3 hitless innings and suddenly became ineffective.
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Schoop tied his career high with five RBIs, hitting a go-ahead, two-run double in the fourth and adding a three-run homer in the fifth against James Pazos – Baltimore's big league-high 250th home run this season.
Yovani Gallardo (6-8) won for just the second time in nine starts since Aug. 5, allowing two hits, three walks and Mark Teixeira's sacrifice fly in six innings.