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Cole throws 2-hitter, Yankees beat O's 6-0 in DH opener

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:58:21-04

THE BRONX — Gerrit Cole pitched a seven-inning two-hitter, DJ LeMahieu led off the first inning with the first of three Yankees homers and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-0 in a doubleheader opener.

New York moved 2 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles for the AL’s final postseason spot as the teams began a pivotal four-game series.

The Yankees had lost 15 of 21 entering Friday amid a rash of injuries, dropping to third place in the AL East behind Tampa Bay and Toronto.

Cole opened with 4 2/3 hitless innings before Hanser Alberto singled.