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BALTIMORE — Not even a trip to Camden Yards can cure what ails this Yankee team.
After seeing their three-game winning streak snapped in Cleveland on Sunday, the Yankees fell back into last place in the AL East with a 4-2 loss to the Orioles on Monday night.
The Yankees had a chance to get back in the game in the top of the eighth, but Aaron Judge was thrown out at third on Gio Urshela’s RBI single.
The hit would have scored a second run, but the umpires ruled Judge was thrown out before DJ LeMahieu crossed the plate, which would have gotten the Yankees to within a run.
Aaron Boone argued the call and after storming out of the dugout, was ejected by first base umpire Greg Gibson.
It saved the manager from watching the end of another desultory performance by his team, which was shut down for six innings by Matt Harvey.
The former Met delivered his best start in years, allowing just one run in six innings. And Cedric Mullins hit a pair of homers and a double for Baltimore.
In the place where the Yankees recently won 18 in a row, they’ve now lost four consecutive games dating back to last season.
The game didn’t take long to go the wrong way for the Yankees.
Deivi Garcia, in his first start of the season after being called up from the alternate site in Scranton, didn’t give the Yankees the lift they’d hoped for.
Mullins unloaded on a 92 mph fastball from Garcia on his second pitch of the game for a homer to right, reaching Eutaw Street beyond the seats.
Garcia retired the next three in the first, but issued a one-out walk to Pedro Severino in the second. Two batters later, Freddy Galvis drilled a double to left-center, scoring Severino from first to give Baltimore a 2-0 lead. Galvis left the game following the inning with an apparent injury.
Harvey turned back the clock for the Orioles, keeping the Yankees scoreless for the first five innings.
A one-out walk to Giancarlo Stanton was erased by a Judge double play and Harvey pitched around a one-out flare hit by Gio Urshela and walk by Gleyber Torres in the second.
Harvey went on to retire 11 straight after the walk to Torres, before the right-hander finally faltered in the sixth.
Garcia wouldn’t make it that far.
The 21-year-old battled through the fourth, surviving a two-out double by Ryan Mountcastle and a walk by Ruiz, getting Ramon Urias swinging after a nine-pitch at-bat.
That ended Garcia’s night after 65 pitches, with the Yankees looking to keep him from facing the lineup a third time.
Lucas Luetge entered and gave up a double to Mullins to open the fifth. Luetge buckled down to get the next three batters.
The Yankees finally got to Harvey in the sixth, with Clint Frazier leading off with a walk.
Harvey got a double play from LeMahieu, but Stanton crushed a laser down the left-field line for a double, just the second hit by the Yankees of the night.
Judge followed with another hard double to left to drive in Stanton to get the Yankees to within 2-1.
With Harvey on the ropes, Rougned Odor flied to left.
Darren O’Day came on in the sixth and allowed a run on a balk and Justin Wilson gave up Mullins’ second homer of the night in the seventh.
The Yankees came back in the eighth against left-hander Tanner Scott, who walked the bases loaded with one out.
But Scott struck out Odor, who has delivered some of the few big hits for the Yankees this season, for the second out.
The right-hander Cesar Valdez came on to face Urshela, who singled to left, scoring Frazier. But with LeMahieu about to score easily, Judge inexplicably tried to get to third and was thrown out by a mile.
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