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Yankees make most of schedule change, defeat Orioles 9-3

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Posted at 11:04 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 23:04:31-04

BALTIMORE — Baseball’s weird season reached another level of strange Wednesday night when the New York Yankees stepped in for the Miami Marlins and ruined Baltimore’s home opener by beating the Orioles 9-3.

The Yankees hit three home runs and received a solid pitching performance from Gerrit Cole, who earned his 18th successive victory.

The Orioles were originally slated to launch the home portion of the abbreviated 60-game schedule against Miami, but the Marlins were put on a hiatus after several players and coaches contracted COVID-19 over the weekend.

New York was scheduled to play the Philadelphia Phillies, whose season has also been put on hold.