For two years, it seemed the Yankees could always find a way to beat the Orioles in The Bronx.
And Wednesday, it appeared just a matter of time before the Yankees made it 13 in a row at home versus Baltimore.
But a costly error by Gleyber Torres, a bloop hit allowed by Chad Green and a nice throw from right field by Anthony Santander added up to a 4-3, 11-inning Yankees loss.
Chance Sisco’s flare single to left off Green in the 11th scored automatic runner Rio Ruiz from third to put the Orioles ahead for good.
Brett Gardner bunted Gio Urshela to third in the bottom of the 11th before DJ LeMahieu, with one out, lofted a fly ball to shallow right. Urshela tried to score, but was thrown out by Santander.
In the previous inning, Green had seemingly escaped trouble when he got Pedro Severino to ground to Torres with Santander at third and two out. But Torres made another poor play and bounced the throw to Jay Bruce at first. Bruce couldn’t pick it, and Santander scored the go-ahead run on the error.
Before the game, manager Aaron Boone defended Torres’ performance on defense after the shortstop had made another misplay on Tuesday.