In a spot start, Luis Cessa also did more than enough to give his team a chance to win. Going six strong innings, the Mexican right-hander allowed just three hits in a four strikeout shutout performance versus Baltimore.
Giovany Gallegos, the 26th man in this doubleheader, pitched the final three innings for New York.
Didi Gregorius opened the scoring in the first with an RBI double, before Gardner’s two-run shot in the third. Greg Bird a single in the fifth to make it 4-0.
The Yankees then added four more runs in the eighth inning, highlighted by a two-run home run by Austin Romine, that scored Clint Frazier.