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Baltimore drops second straight, torched by Yankees

baltimore oriolesBaltimore Orioles starter Yovani Gallardo got four outs, gave up eight runs, and no, that’s not good.

The New York Yankees jumped out to a big early lead and didn’t let up in a 14-4 win over the O’s on Friday night.

Gallardo (4-6, 5.69 ERA, 1.65 WHIP) was touched up for six hits and a walk in his brief stint.

The loss was the second in a row for Baltimore (70-58), now two games behind Toronto (72-56) and in third place in the AL East.

Don’t look now, but the Yankees (66-61) are five and a half back, and three and a half back of the Orioles for the second AL wild card spot.

Manny Machado (.305/.358/.564, 31 HR, 81 RBI) had two homers and three RBI.