American League Game Summary - Baltimore at New York|
(Tuesday, July 31st)
Final Score: Baltimore 11, New York 5
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Davis highlighted a seven-run second inning
with a grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles went on to beat the New York
Yankees, 11-5, in the middle test of a three-game series.
Nick Markakis, Omar Quintanilla and Wilson Betemit knocked in two runs apiece
for the Orioles, who have won three games in a row on the heels of a 1-5
stretch and closed to within 5 1/2 games of the AL East-leading Yankees.
New York jumped on Baltimore starter Chris Tillman (4-1) for five runs in the
first inning, but the right-hander settled down and held the Yankees scoreless
over the next four frames before giving way to the bullpen.
Yankees starter Ivan Nova (10-5) was victimized for a career-high nine runs on
10 hits over five innings.
New York has lost four straight games, matching a season high, and nine of 12
"We're not stressing," the Yankees' Nick Swisher said. "We just have to come
out here, keep continuing to pound, to grind and basically win some ball
A Derek Jeter leadoff double, Curtis Granderson RBI single and a Robinson Cano
home run staked the Yankees to a quick 3-0 lead.
Swisher followed with a single before being erased on a fielder's choice.
A single by Eric Chavez put men on the corners and an error by Tillman on a
chopper hit by Ichiro Suzuki produced a fourth run. Russell Martin then
grounded an RBI single to left to make it 5-0 after one.
The Orioles, though, responded with seven two-out runs in the second.
Adam Jones and Matt Wieters opened the frame with back-to-back singles before
Nova came back to strike out both Lew Ford and Betemit swinging.
Things then unraveled for the New York right-hander. Mark Reynolds stroked an
RBI double, Quintanilla plated a pair with a single and Davis crushed the
first grand slam of his career to cap the offensive surge.
"As a starting pitcher it's always good to see that," Tillman said of the
seven-run outburst. "The longer you sit in the dugout, some guys complain
about it, but I'll take that on a night like tonight."
Consecutive doubles by Ford and Betemit extended the lead to three in the
third. Betemit singled home Jones with two gone in the fifth to put Baltimore
The Orioles struck again with two outs in the eighth, as Markakis blasted a
two-run homer to right field off Clay Rapada.
New York first baseman Mark Teixeira is day-to-day because of a left wrist
injury. An MRI revealed only inflammation and no structural damage...The
Yankees acquired infielder Casey McGehee and cash considerations from the
Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for reliever Chad Qualls...New York activated
reliever Joba Chamberlain from the 60-day disabled list. Chamberlain underwent
Tommy John surgery last June and then had surgery to repair a dislocated
right ankle in March...The Orioles placed designated hitter Jim Thome on the
15-day disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck and activated infielder
Robert Andino from the 15-day DL. Andino had been sidelined with a left
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