Yankees to acquire Orioles LHP Britton

Zach Britton

The deal sees right-handers Dillon Tate and Cody Carroll, and Triple-A left-hander Josh Rogers head the other way.

"I feel like the use of my fastball compared to previous year has gone up some, which is cool to see", said Tate, who is 2/3 of an inning away from matching his career high of 83 1/3. He's a great teammate and a great friend of mine. Unlike previous year, though, which saw David Robertson, Todd Frazier and Tommy Kahnle show up in Minnesota mid-game the day after a late-night acquisition from the White Sox, Britton didn't join the Yankees in Tampa, with Cashman instead waiting to have the newest Yankee join his new team back in NY on Thursday. Boone was so coy when speaking about Britton that he said only seven words when asked about his newest pitcher.

"We heard about halfway through", manager Alex Cora said.

Two innings later, the Red Sox countered with two solo homeruns, by Blake Swihart and Mookie Betts respectively.

Baltimore exploded in the 6th inning, as Tim Beckham plated Chris Davis on a sacrifice fly.

Staggering through the season with the worst record in the big leagues at 29-73, the Orioles started the rebuilding process last week by trading All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After Tuesday's win, the Yankees now have a 6-5 edge in the season series, and they'll host the Rays from August 14-16 before returning to Tropicana Field in the final week of the season for four games September 24-27.

Britton launches his first-career home run back in 2011 when Britton was a starting pitcher.

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In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Jonathan Schoop roped a two-run homerun to give the O's the lead, 2-1.

"Nothing to overanalyze", Pomeranz said. "I thought it was in the best interest. of Zach and the organization for Zach not to pitch in that situation", Showalter told reporters. The Orioles hope, eventually, they can turn to a young core of major leaguers to bring them back to the postseason.

Baltimore made it 7-3 with a three-run sixth as Beckham, Schoop and Adam Jones delivered RBI singles. Benintendi and Martinez connected on the fourth and eighth pitches thrown by Bundy.

All statistics will be wiped out, including three home runs the Red Sox hit off Dylan Bundy. "Of course, you can't predict what's going to happen, but we believe we've given our manager another legitimate, quality late-game option, one that also allows us to maybe back off of someone else usage-wise if necessary".

However, Britton has had some health issues in recent seasons that have kept him off the field for extended periods of time.

The Red Sox optioned SS Tzu-Wei Ling to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Pomeranz.

"We'd certainly love to add to the rotation", Cashman said. "I like having the extra guy out there".

Rogers, a 24-year-old southpaw, has rebounded from surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow to go 6-8 with a 3.95 ERA in 19 starts for the RailRiders.

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