The Yankees beat the Orioles 5-4 on Friday in Baltimore, but they nearly didn’t thanks to Aaron Boone. The Yankees manager decided Gio Urshela needed the day off, even though he was able to pinch it in the seventh inning, and hit a go-ahead, three-run home run.
Aaron Hicks didn’t play because of a wrist tear, Giancarlo Stanton didn’t play because of quad tightness and Aroldis Chapman wasn’t available because having two of the previous four days off wasn’t enough for him.
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