American League Game Summary - Baltimore at New York|
(Wednesday, May 2nd)
Final Score: Baltimore 5, New York 0
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Orioles starter Jake Arrieta sparkled, striking
out nine batters and giving up just five hits in eight innings Wednesday night
to shut down the New York Yankees in a 5-0 win.
Arrieta (2-2) didn't allow a walk, throwing 76 of his 111 pitches for strikes,
and Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth inning to finish off the shutout.
Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis hit solo homers for the Orioles, who won the
last two of the three-game series after starting the season 0-4 against
"It's nice to beat teams in your division and be able to gain that full game,"
New York starter Ivan Nova (3-1) was knocked around for five runs and nine
hits in 6 1/3 innings to take his first loss in five starts this season.
"I just made bad pitches and location, that's why I got hit," Nova said.
Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez was taken out of the game during an at-bat
in the fifth inning with whiplash and a possible concussion. He was replaced
by pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez.
Chavez had hit the ground hard diving for J.J. Hardy's double down the line
leading off the top of the inning and was seen grasping the left side of his
jaw in the dugout. The Yankees said he would undergo further tests.
The Orioles loaded the bases with two outs in the first inning, but Nova
escaped the jam.
Wieters then led off the fourth inning with his seventh homer of the season,
knocking Nova's 2-0 changeup over the wall in right field to make it 1-0.
Alex Rodriguez's singles in the first and fourth innings were the only hits
allowed by Arrieta during that span.
The Orioles pushed their lead to 2-0 on Robert Andino's RBI single in the
sixth inning to score Chris Davis, who had drawn a leadoff walk then gone to
third on a wild pitch and Nick Johnson's ground out.
Baltimore knocked Nova out of the game during a three-run rally in the seventh
Markakis hammered his third homer of the season into the second deck past
right field and Wieters chased Nova with an RBI double. Nick Johnson added an
RBI single off Clay Rapada to make it 5-0.
The Orioles, who have won eight of their last 10, continue a six-game road
trip with a weekend series in Boston starting Friday...The Yankees have lost
five of eight and will start a four-game series against the Royals in Kansas
City on Thursday.
05/03 03:33:22 ET