Nick Markakis drove in two runs to back a solid outing by rookie Miguel Gonzalez and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the struggling New York Yankees 5-4 Monday night.
Gonzalez (3-2) cruised through 6 2-3 innings, giving up just four hits and two runs, before he was chased by consecutive homers from Eric Chavez and Ichiro Suzuki that made it 5-4.
Suzuki had a chance to tie it with two runners on in the ninth against Orioles closer Jim Johnson but grounded into a fielder's choice.
Darren O'Day relieved Gonzalez and pinch-hitter Russell Martin gave his second pitch a ride to the warning track in straightaway center field for the third out. Derek Jeter led off the eighth with a hit off the glove of reliever Pedro Stroop, but the Yankees failed to advance the runner.
Stroop did not have to face Mark Teixeira, though. The Yankees first baseman was lifted before the eighth after he appeared to injure his wrist while trying to make a diving play on J.J. Hardy's sharp grounder that...