Kelly Johnson delivered the game-winning hit to doom his former teammates on Sunday, doubling home Steve Pearce to propel the Orioles to a walk-off 3-2 victory over the Yankees.
It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the day, but certainly proved to be critical. He is seeing extra action at third base after the suspension to Chris Davis, but still represents a poor mixed league fantasy option as he's hitting a putrid .212/.292/.359 with 26 RBI on the season.
Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and drove home the tying run with an RBI double in the ninth inning of Sunday's come-from-behind victory over the Yankees.
Pearce, who will continue to function as the Orioles primary first baseman for the remainder of the season, is now hitting .290/.365/.532 with 17 homers and 40 RBI over 93 games in what has been a breakthrough season for the 31-year-old.
Chris Tillman pitched well in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Tillman fanned six batters on the night while issuing just one free pass. The only damage against him came in the second inning where Martin Prado launched a solo home run. In the midst of another strong season, Tillman will carry a 12-5 record, 3.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139/64 K/BB ratio into next weekend’s start against the Red Sox.
Brian McCann belted a go-ahead solo home run off Darren O’Day in the ninth inning on Sunday to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
Unfortunately, the Yankees surrendered that lead and the game in the bottom half of the inning. McCann finished the evening 2-for-4, raising his season slash to .238/.292/.406 to go along with 20 long balls and 66 RBI. He has certainly provided punch for the Yankees behind the plate, but his struggles to get on base or to make consistent contact are discouraging signs moving forward.
David Robertson was saddled with his fourth blown save of the season on Sunday, surrendering two runs on three hits in just 1/3 of an inning.
The Yankees looked to be on their way to a victory after scoring the go-ahead run in the top half of the ninth inning, but sadly it wasn't to be. It was a tough task for Robertson who was working for the third consecutive game and admitted Saturday to feeling soreness in his shoulder, side and hamstrings.