Maikel Franco homered and drove in three runs, rookie Bryce Zimmermann came out of the bullpen to retain the Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles avoided a three-game sweep by recovering to beat New York 10-6 on Sunday.
Aaron Judge homered for the third straight game and was 10-6 with four homers and five RBIs in the series.
But Jordan Montgomery couldn’t hold 4-0 in the first inning and 5-2 in the third, dropping New York to a 1-6 record this season in games trying to complete a series sweep.
Baltimore is 6-15 at Camden Yards, the worst home record in the major leagues.
Montgomery allowed five runs and six hits in three innings, taking his ERA to 4.75. In two previous starts against the Orioles this season, he had allowed just two runs in 11 innings.
Baltimore took the final 6-5 lead in the fourth with a two-out double by Trey Mancini off Michael King (0-1). Mancini has 32 RBIs in 40 games.
New York is 6-4 against Baltimore and the two teams meet again in a series Aug. 2-4 in the Bronx.
For the Yankees, the Dominicans Gary Sánchez 4-1 with one scored and two produced, Miguel Andújar 4-1. Colombian Gio Urshela 4-0.
For the Orioles, the Dominicans Franco 4-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Pedro Severino 3-1 with one run scored and one produced. Venezuelan Freddy Galvis 4-1 with an RBI.