O's edge Yanks in Tanaka's first home start
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Markakis' go-ahead RBI single highlighted a two-run ninth inning that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees and spoiled Masahiro Tanaka's home debut.
Markakis' one-out hit off Shawn Kelley (0-1) that sent home Ryan Flaherty helped the Orioles take the rubber match of the three-game series, though they had to hold on after closer Tommy Hunter was touched for a run in the bottom of the ninth.
Tanaka served up a three-run homer to Jonathan Schoop in the second inning but was otherwise impressive in his first Yankee Stadium outing, with the Japanese sensation striking out 10 while lasting seven frames in a no-decision.
Schoop finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Delmon Young went 3-for-5 as Baltimore followed up a 20-hit barrage in Tuesday's 14-5 triumph with a 12-hit attack in the finale. Brian Matusz (1-0) earned the win by recording two crucial outs to strand Brett Gardner at third in the bottom of the eighth.
Carlos Beltran ended a triple shy of the cycle for New York, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run. Kelly Johnson added a pair of hits, including a solo shot of his own.
04/09 22:21:03 ET