Didi Gregorius sensed victory as he dashed down the third-base line in the 11th inning, instinctively bolting as he recognized the pitch was hurtling toward the backstop. Aaron Judge expected a celebration two innings later, conjuring memories of the postseason by scaling the right-field wall to bring back a home run.
Yet other than a cluttered injury report, the Yankees wound up with little to show for their taxing five-hour, 20-minute tilt. With the clock having moved past midnight on the East Coast, Pedro Alvarez put the finishing touches on a wild and memorable Friday evening, cracking a 14th-inning grand slam that lifted the Orioles to a 7-3 victory at Yankee Stadium.
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