Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/15/12

BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones homered and J.J. Hardy drove in two runs to support another strong start from Wei-Yin Chin as the Baltimore Orioles scored a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

The victory before 24.055 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards gave Baltimore (23-14) a split of the two-game series with New York (20-16) and its first win over the Yankees at home this season. New York had taken the first four meetings in Baltimore.

Jones gave the Orioles a lead with his second-inning solo homer, and Hardy got an RBI double in the fifth and a run-scoring infield single in the sixth. He didn't get an RBI when his double-play grounder scored a run in the third.

All of that was enough for Chen (4-0), a pleasant surprise for the Orioles in his rookie season. He lasted seven innings, giving up just a two-run homer to Curtis Granderson in the seventh that cut the Orioles' lead to 4-2.

Granderson may have gotten a break on that homer when a fan wearing a Yankees jacket reached out of the seats and appeared to either knock the ball away from left fielder Xavier Avery or possibly deflect it into the stands.

The Orioles scratched out an insurance run in the bottom half of the seventh. Jones scored on catcher Chris Stewart's second passed ball of the night.

Chen allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four. He kept the Yankees off-balance by often speeds, especially using a good changeup as the game went on.

Pedro Strop relieved Chen and escaped a jam in the eighth. Closer Jim Johnson finished it for his 12th save. He's now converted 20 consecutive save opportunities dating back to last season.

The Orioles beat CC Sabathia (5-1), who had a 16-2 record against them coming into the game.

Baltimore took a 1-0 lead when Jones homered to lead off the bottom of the second. Jones sent a 1-0 pitch from Sabathia into the left field seats for his 11th homer this season.

The Orioles added a run in the third but could have done more. Steve Tolleson doubled to start the inning and went to third on Avery's bunt single. Sabathia plunked Robert Andino to load the bases with no outs.

However, the New York starter got Hardy to ground into a double play. Tolleson scored, but the Orioles couldn't do anything else in the inning and settled for a 2-0 lead.

They made it 3-0 in the fifth when Hardy's RBI double scored Avery, who had walked.

NOTES: The Yankees received some bad news before the game when it was announced that closer David Robertson is going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained ribcage muscle. Robertson hasn't pitched since Friday and felt pain since then. He underwent tests Tuesday, and the DL decision was made. New York called up Cody Eppley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Rafael Soriano will be the new closer. He saved Monday's 8-5 win over the Orioles. ... Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold, sidelined for two weeks due to a bulging neck disk, might need a second epidural injection. Reimold said he has been dealing with left thumb and forearm tingling and left shoulder soreness, and he doesn't know whether to expect gradual or immediate improvement. ... Baltimore reliever Matt Lindstrom was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his right middle finger, and he plans to see a specialist. He went on the disabled list Friday due to soreness in the finger. ... Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova said his sprained right ankle felt better Tuesday, leaving him hopeful that he would be able to make his start Saturday against the Reds. Nova might push his bullpen session back from Wednesday to Thursday or skip it altogether, but it wouldn't impact his ability to start Saturday.

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