Shohei Ohtani hit his first home runs in as many games and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Otani will play through an injured wrist this weekend.
The Yanks are off Sunday, and Otani said he hopes to return to action on Wednesday.
The Yankees have won eight straight and nine of 11 since a season-high five runs against Toronto on April 25.
Otani, who is playing in his 15th game, hit a solo shot off left-hander Michael Lorenzen in the eighth inning off reliever Daniel Gattis.
He hit a grand slam in the ninth off Orioles starter Mark Lowe in the first inning.
He was 4-for-4 with three homers, six RBIs and four runs scored in his previous 14 games.
“I feel great.
I felt great today,” Otani told reporters.
“That was the first time I’ve felt this good since April 25 and that was the last time I went 0-for -3.
Otani has four hits, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning, that put the Yankees ahead 5-1. “
It was a lot of energy out there, I felt like I had it going, so I’m going to come back here and play well.”
Otani has four hits, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning, that put the Yankees ahead 5-1.
He had two RBIs, a run scored and two walks.
Otagawa started the second inning with two walks before the Yankees went on a 10-0 run to take a 7-6 lead.
He doubled in the third and scored the tying run in the fifth.
“He hit a home run today,” Girardi joked after the game.
“You saw it.
“This lineup was very tough, and they’ve got a good lead. “
I think we have to come out here and show that.” “
This lineup was very tough, and they’ve got a good lead.
I think we have to come out here and show that.”
The Yays were down 1-0 in the bottom of the first after a single by first baseman Aaron Judge, then Otani’s double in the second drove in a run and gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead.
Otigawa doubled in a third run in a two-run third inning.
Otanini hit his second home run in six games, going 3-for.
Otangashi hit a two.
The second baseman, who was placed on the disabled list last week with a bruised left wrist, had his contract bought out by the Yankees on Friday.
The contract included a $14 million buyout clause, but Otani and his agent, Scott Boras, said Otanani is not ready to accept it yet.
The move came after Otani pitched for a week in Arizona after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk.
He said he was happy with the surgery.
Otans return is the first by a Yay since May 6, 2009, when the Yanks beat the Yankees 3-0.
“The last couple of days, I didn’t really feel good,” Otanami said.
“At first, I was just trying to get back to a normal game.
But the next day, I wasn’t feeling good.
It’s disappointing, but at the same time, I’m happy. “
Today, I started feeling like I could go, but then I couldn’t.
It’s disappointing, but at the same time, I’m happy.
Hopefully, I can play in this next game.”