BALTIMORE — Down 1-0, the Baltimore Orioles loaded the bases against the New York Yankees for the third time in four innings.
After being denied twice earlier, the Orioles finally took advantage of the situation.
Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run double with two outs in the 11th inning to rally Baltimore to a 2-1 victory Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
After Chris Young homered in the top of the 11th, Baltimore countered in the bottom half against Adam Warren (3-6).
Two walks sandwiched around a hit batter loaded the bases for Paredes, who pinch hit for Jonathan Schoop. He drove the first pitch into the right-field corner to provide the AL East-leading Orioles with their fifth straight win, tying their season high.
“For me, I don’t feel any pressure in the moment,” said Paredes, acquired from Kansas City on July 24. “I go to home plate to try to do my job.”
Adam Jones struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth, and Schoop fanned in the same situation in the ninth.
The victory served as a bit of good news on a day in which slugger Chris Davis began a 25-game suspension without pay for a positive test for an amphetamine. The suspension will cover the final 17 games of the regular season and run into the playoffs should the Orioles advance for the second time in three years.
“Dwelling on this isn’t going to do us any good,” right fielder Nick Markakis said. “Today was a big win for us, and that’s our standpoint.”
Brad Brach (7-1) got the win despite giving up Young’s second home run in two games. Young hit a winning, three-run drive against Tampa Bay in the ninth inning on Thursday night.
This game was a makeup of the rainout on Aug. 12.
Baltimore began the day with a 10-game division lead, its largest since 1979. The Yankees started four games back for the second AL wild card and are in danger of missing consecutive postseasons for the first time since 1992 and ’93.
“To see us get that home run and us get the lead, then give it back like that, it’s extremely frustrating for me,” Warren said.
Manager Joe Girardi echoed the sentiment.
“You get the home run and a chance to catch some momentum after the way we won last night, it’s frustrating,” he said.
Brandon McCarthy blanked Baltimore on four hits over seven-plus innings in a duel with rookie Kevin Gausman, who allowed seven hits over seven innings.
“That kind of game you would love to win, where you grind and you grind and you pull it out in the end and gain some momentum,” McCarthy said.
New York played without shortstop Derek Jeter, who was struck on the left elbow with a pitch on Thursday night.
The crowd was kept entertained by a series of fly-overs by the Blue Angels, who repeatedly circled the stadium while practicing for a ceremony at nearby Fort McHenry to mark the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
At one point, McCarthy paused briefly on the mound to check out the action.
Yankees: 3B Chase Headley did not play after being hit in the jaw by a pitch against the Rays. He was to be examined by a neurologist Friday. Also, Yankees RHP David Phelps (elbow inflammation) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Orioles: SS J.J. Hardy returned missing time with back spasms.
Brandon Mitchell was to make his first major league start for the Yankees in the second game of the doubleheader, going up against Baltimore’s Bud Norris (12-8), who came in with a six-game winning streak against AL East foes.
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