Pedro Alvarez may have provided the Yankees some strange mercy with his 14th-inning grand slam.
At the rate things were going, a few more innings could have left New York without enough players to keep playing anyway.
Alvarez hit a grand slam, Manny Machado homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 7-3 on Friday night after New York saw four players forced to make early exits.
Yankees starter CC Sabathia left with hip soreness, star catcher Gary Sanchez limped off with a leg cramp right before Alvarez struck, third baseman Brandon Drury was lifted for migraines and second baseman Tyler Wade was removed because of flu-like symptoms. New York had...