The Yankees began the day three games behind AL East-leading Boston.
Both Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo didn't play, the first time in Trumbo's two seasons with the Orioles that both sat out.
Gray is 3-5 with a 2.66 ERA in eight starts with the Yankees and has struggled to get run support. It didn't go well.
DeGrom (15-9) allowed five hits, one run and two walks in seven innings. Yet the Yankees are playing as well as they have all season. Their record is now up to 81-66. "I think it's exciting", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
The White Sox trio of Avisail Garcia, Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada helped Chicago obliterate the Tigers in a game of bottom-dwelling AL Central teams. "So every game is important". Pham went two for four with two runs scored, a home run (20), two RBIs, two stolen bases (21) and a walk. Since then, they are 1-8 in their last nine games and 5 1/2 games out of the second wild card. They can really swing it so you give them a chance to get back in the game they're gonna take it.
"I've been in one before", Todd Frazier said, referencing his 2013 Reds' loss to the Pirates. "We were rolling offensively and we kind of sputtered and we sputtered against left-handers, too, because we lost three key bats".
Los Angeles also moved seven games ahead of Washington in the race to secure home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. So you have to keep fighting, try and get that division.
CINCINNATI - Sal Romano pitched a career-high eight shutout innings and Jesse Winker homered, leading Cincinnati to the victory. If the Yankees reach the World Series, Girardi figures he'll still be pitching in despite the high count.
It was a 2-2 game in the fifth. He had struck out 11 times in his previous six games.
"It's a combination of us not swinging it well and them really pitching well", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Lindor hit a game-tying double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Royals.
The Yankees tacked on three more in the seventh against Castro and two others.
Robertson threw a pair of wild pitches, raising the total with Gary Sanchez behind the plate this year to 49. Gregorius lifted a sac fly to left-center.
Ynoa lasted 4 1/3 innings and was charged with three runs (two earned) on five hits. He pinch-hit in the eighth and connected for a solo shot against Tyler Lyons. Severino gave it back in the second.
Improved to 10-6 against the Orioles (6-1 at home, 4-5 on the road), clinching a winning season series against them for the first time since going 10-9 against the O's in 2013.have clinched a win in the home season series to improve to 18-2 in home season series vs. the O's since 1998.have scored 133R in 16G vs. Baltimore in 2017, the highest total by any team vs. any opponent this season. matches the most single- season runs by the Yankees vs. any opponent since 1957 (also 133R in 18G vs. Tampa in 2007).
But the Yankees tied it in the bottom half.