Orioles beat Yankees 7-6 after rain delay

Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado high-fives teammates in the dugout. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Manny Machado hit a two-run homer off Dellin Betances with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping a big comeback that lifted Baltimore over New York.

Betances (3-6) retired the first two batters in the ninth before Tim Beckham walked. Machado then drove a hanging breaking ball far over the center-field wall to provide the Orioles an unlikely victory after New York scored six runs in the third to go ahead 6-1.

It was Machado's second homer of the game and team-high 32nd of the season. Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo also went deep for the Orioles, who closed within a half-game of Minnesota for the second AL wild card.

Zach Britton (2-0), Baltimore's sixth reliever, worked the ninth.

New York, which holds the top wild card, dropped 3 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East.

The start was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 14 minutes.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off