Gio Urshela remained on the ground momentarily after being tagged out at the plate trying to score the tying run in the 11th before walking off the field. Yankees manager Aaron Boone thought the third baseman was “all right.”
“He wrenched his neck on the tag, but seemed to be OK,” Boone said after the Yankees’ 4-3, 11-inning loss to the Orioles Wednesday night at the Stadium.
Boone said he was confident he would find plenty of playing time for Brett Gardner despite the glut of outfielders on the roster.
So far, Gardner has made it easy for Boone, adding two more hits in Wednesday’s loss. Gardner started in left field, with Clint Frazier in right, as Aaron Judge sat with a sore left side.
“I feel good about my swing,’’ Gardner said before the game.
He added he hasn’t changed his routine much even though he’s in a new role.
Aaron Hicks was back in the lineup after getting Tuesday off. He entered the game just 1-for-15 with three walks and seven strikeouts to start the season. He remained in the third spot and went 1-for-5 with an RBI single.
After homering in each of his first two games, Gary Sanchez entered the game hitless in eight at-bats with four strikeouts in his previous two, as some of the issues he dealt with fastballs a year ago crept back into the picture. But he had two hits and a walk in the loss.