New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Anthony Rizzo #48 of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting his third home run of the game in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 26, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Yankees have to be pleased that they brought back Anthony Rizzo when the lockout ended.

Rizzo, who was already off to a sizzling start to the 2022 season, powered the Yankees with three homers in a 12-8 win over the Baltimore Orioles at The Stadium.

Rizzo’s first homer, a three-run bomb, gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead in the third inning. After Joey Gallo connected on his first homer of the season, Rizzo was at it again, this time with a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave New York a 6-0 advantage.

Rizzo would put the finishing touches on the night with a solo shot in the eighth that made it 12-8 ball game. Overall Rizzo is hitting .274 with eight home runs and 18 RBI, which is third in Major League Baseball behind Jose Ramirez of Cleveland and Ty France of the Seattle Mariners.

Overall the Yankees blasted five home runs on the night, including Aaron Judge, who hit his fourth homer of the season in the eighth.

Luis Severino got the victory, although he wasn’t as solid as he was his last outing. This time, Sevy gave up four runs (all earned) over six innings of work. His ERA rose a bit to 3.32.