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Zach Britton

Jimenez, Beckham Lead Skidding Orioles Over Yankees

Hammered by Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees all season, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter wasn't about to let that happen again.

Even if it meant bringing the potential winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning. Even it meant rankling his relief ace.

So Showalter intentionally walked Judge with two outs, putting two runners on base. Closer Zach Britton made the strategy work, fanning Gary Sanchez to preserve the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

"It's not something I would've chose," Britton said. "Obviously, I wanted to attack Judge. I like my chances there. It wasn't my call."

No, it wasn't.

Then again,...

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