Matt Holliday’s three-run homer in the 10th caps a huge comeback for Yankees over Orioles


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NEW YORK — Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday night. In a game of home run derby, Starlin Castro tied it with a two-run drive that capped a three-run burst in the ninth off Brad Brach. Then in the 10th, Holliday hit the eighth home run of the evening — five by the Yankees — with one out off Jayson Aquino (1-1). Down 9-1 in the sixth, the Yankees pulled off their biggest comeback since overcoming a 9-0 gap to beat Boston 15-9 in 2012. On the first true spring-like day in New York, the ball was flying. Featured were all kinds of monster shots — cleanup men Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Trumbo connected for grand slams, and Yankees fan favorite Aaron Judge homered twice. Manny Machado launched a 470-foot homer, the longest in the majors this year, and Welington Castillo also homered for Baltimore. Aroldis Chapman (1-0) pitched the 10th as the Yankees won their third straight and tied Baltimore at 14-7 for the AL East lead. Dodgers 5, Phillies 3

Japan’s Kenta Maeda found his form during seven solid innings to lead Los Angeles past Philadelphia. Maeda (2-2) entered with an 8.05 ERA and had failed to reach the sixth inning in any of his four previous starts. The second-year right-hander struck out a season-high eight and limited Philadelphia to five hits, a walk and two runs as Los Angeles snapped the Phillies’ six-game winning streak. Red Sox 5, Cubs 4 Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta during a five-run first inning as Boston held on to beat Chicago. Every Red Sox starter had at least one hit, and Hanley Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez also drove in a run each. Braves 10, Brewers 8 Freddie Freeman’s two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and Atlanta rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings.