American League Game Summary - New York at Baltimore|
(Wednesday, May 22nd)
Final Score: Baltimore 6, New York 3
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Chris Davis went 4-for-4 and was one of three
Baltimore players to homer as the Orioles slugged their way to a 6-3 win over
the New York Yankees in the finale of a three-game series.
Davis topped Nick Markakis' solo blast in the bottom of the first inning with
a two-run shot later in the frame, while Matt Wieters tacked on a three-run
homer later on to help Baltimore down its AL East rival for a second straight
night after opening an eight-game homestand with six consecutive losses.
"Any time a division rival comes in you want to win the series," Davis said.
"We were able to get back on track."
Wieters, Adam Jones and Manny Machado each collected two hits to back 6 2/3
solid innings from Jason Hammel (6-2), who held the Yankees to a pair of runs
while striking out six.
Counterpart Hiroki Kuroda (6-3) had a rough time, serving up eight hits and
getting charged for five runs before exiting with none out in the bottom of
the third, the result of a bruised right calf the New York starter sustained
from a Machado line drive an inning earlier.
Curtis Granderson had a big night in defeat for the Yankees, finishing 3-for-3
with two runs scored and his first home run of the season. David Adams added
another solo homer in the top of the ninth.
Kuroda was greeted rudely in his first career start at Camden Yards, with
Markakis depositing a two-out slider over the wall in right center and Jones
following with a single that extended the opening inning for Davis, who mashed
a full-count offering into the center-field seats to stake the Orioles to a
"(Kuroda) made some mistakes in the first inning, and they jumped in it,"
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
The homer was Davis' 14th of the season, which ties him with Atlanta's Justin
Upton for tops in the majors.
Kuroda escaped the second without Baltimore extending the margin, managing to
retire Markakis with two on and two out immediately after taking Machado's
liner off his leg, and the Yankees cut into the deficit when Granderson
doubled to begin the third and crossed the plate on Robinson Cano's ensuing
single to center.
However, Jones doubled and Davis singled to end Kuroda's night with none out
in the bottom of the inning. Wieters then greeted reliever Preston Claiborne
with a deep drive that cleared the fence in right center for a 6-1 Orioles'
Hammel prevented further damage in the top of the third by inducing a double-
play grounder with a pair of runners aboard. His only blemish thereafter came
when Granderson connected in the fifth for New York's second run.
The power-hitting outfielder, who entered the contest mired in a 4-for-23 skid
since returning from a fractured forearm, tied for second in the AL with 43
homers last season.
Brian Matusz silenced the Yankee bats in 1 1/3 innings in relief of Hammel,
with Adams accounting for the final margin with his second homer of the
series, a shot off Darren O'Day to open the ninth.
Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki singled in his first at-bat and has now hit
safely in 21 straight games at Camden Yards, one shy of the longest streak by
any player in the park's history. Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury hit in 22 straight
there from 2008-12. Suzuki also tied Cincinnati's Joey Votto, who's hit in 21
in a row at Milwaukee's Miller Park, for the longest active run at any
ballpark ... Markakis' homer extended his hitting streak to seven games, but
teammate Chris Dickerson had a seven-game tear snapped after going 0-for-4 ...
Baltimore's Nate McLouth stole his 14th base of the year, one more than
Ellsbury for the current AL lead ... Kuroda has given up at least one run in
five of his 10 starts in 2013.
05/23 01:24:02 ET