The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-2. Chase Whitley started and just didn't have it. Jose Pirela had two hits to lead the offense.
Whitley pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs iwth two walks and five strikeouts. He lost his first game of the season, David Carpenter pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Chasen Shreve pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two.
Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and seven strikeouts. Chen picked up his first win of the season. Tommy Hunter pitched an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run with two strikeouts, Darren O'Day pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Zach Britton saved his sixth game of the season retiring both batters that he faced.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Chris Young had a hit and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit and an RBI. Pirela had two hits, Chase Headley had a hit and Stephen Drew had a hit. John Ryan Murphy had an RBI, Brian McCann had a hit and Young and Drew each hit a double. The Yankees were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
Manny Machado had a hit, Jimmy Paredes had three hits and an RBI and Adam Jones had a hit. Delmon Young had two hits and two RBI, Chris Davis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Alejandro De Aza had a hit and two RBI. Ryan Lavarnway drew a walk, Machado and Young each hit a double and Paredes hit a triple and a homerun. Davis and De Aza also hit a homerun and the Orioles were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Flaherty and Machado each committed an error.
Paredes hit a solo homerun in the third giving the Orioles a 1-0 lead. Davis hit a solo homerun in the fourth to increase the lead to 2-0. De Aza hit a two run homerun and it was 4-0 Orioles. Young hit an RBI single in the fifth and the Orioles extended their lead to 5-0. Murphy hit a sac fly in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 5-1. Young hit an RBI double in the seventh and Beltran hit an RBI single in the eighth to complete the scoring at 6-2. The two teams will play the rubber game on Sunday afternoon.