BALTIMORE — Rougned Odor broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles went on to a 5-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday.
Odor, who played for the Yankees last year and was released following the season, delivered against his former team. With the bases loaded and two outs, he went to the plate as a pinch-hitter and singled sharply up the middle against Jonathan Loaisiga (0-1).
Jorge Lopez (1-1) won in relief for Baltimore, which took two of three against the Yankees, with both victories coming in its final at-bat.
New York starter Nestor Cortes was terrific for five-plus innings, striking out 12 while allowing three hits and a walk. Cortes threw an immaculate inning in the fourth, striking out the side on nine pitches. He also struck out the side in the second.
Baltimore’s Bruce Zimmermann went five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
Yankees left fielder Tim Locastro, recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the game, made a sensational diving catch in the sixth on a ball hit to left-center by Trey Mancini.
Baltimore transferred LHP John Means (sprained elbow) to the 60-day injured list.