The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 10-6 on Thursday night. The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. David Phelps started for the Yankees and did not pitch well, he put them in an immediate hole. The Yankees offense had some good at bats but didn’t really come through until the eighth inning. Mark Reynolds, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters led the Orioles offense. Jason Hammel was pretty good starting for the Orioles, their bullpen gave up the lead.
Phelps pitched four innings giving up six hits and five runs. He walked two and struck out three. Clay Rapada struck out the only batter that he faced, Joba Chamberlain pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Justin Thomas pitched a perfect inning. Dave Robertson took his sixth loss of the season not recording an out and giving up three hits and three runs, Boone Logan gave up a hit and a run and Derek Lowe pitched an inning striking out one. Hammel pitched five innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and six strikeouts. Randy Wolf pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up a hit and three runs with two walks, Strop didn’t record an out and gave up two hits and two runs with two walks and Darren O’Day pitched 1/3 of an inning and retired the only batter he faced. Jim Johnson pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. O’Day picked up his seventh win of the season.
Derek Jeter had a hit, Nick Swisher drew two walks and Robinson Cano had two hits. Alex Rodriguez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Eric Chavez drew a walk and Curtis Granderson had two hits and two RBI. Russell Martin had a hit an drew a walk, Chris Dickerson had an RBI and drew a walk and Suzuki had three hits and two RBI. Rodriguez hit a double, the Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Suzuki had a stolen base.
Nick Markakis had a hit, J.J. Hardy had a hit and drew a walk and Nate McClouth had a hit. Jones had two hits and two RBI, Wieters had two hits and three RBI and Reynolds had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk. Chris Davis had a hit and an RBI, Robert Andino had a hit and an RBI. Wieters, Andino, Jones and Davis each hit a homerun. Reynolds hit two homeruns and the Orioles were 2-2 with runners in scoring position and they left three men on base. Wieters had a passed ball.
In the first the Orioles took a 4-0 lead. Jones hit an RBI single and Wieters hit a three run homerun. The Yankees got a run in the fourth on a Granderson RBI single. Andino hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth to make it 5-1 Orioles. Reynolds hit a solo homerun in the sixth to make it a 6-1 game. In the eighth inning the Yankees scored five runs to tie the game at six. Rodriguez hit an RBI double, Granderson hit an RBI single, Dickerson had an RBI walk and Suzuki had a two run single to tie the game at six. The Orioles would come right back and score four runs in the bottom of the eighth. The Orioles won the game 10-6. Jones hit a solo homerun, Reynolds hit a two run homerun and Davis hit a solo homerun.
The Yankees and Orioles are tied for first place in the AL East. The two teams will play three more games in this series. The Yankees and Orioles have an identical 77-60 record.