Mark Reynolds hit a three-run shot in the sixth inning for his second two-homer game of the weekend series and the Baltimore Orioles closed in on the American League East-leading New York Yankees with an 8-3 victory Sunday.
Randy Wolf (1-0) made his first appearance for Baltimore when starter Chris Tillman left with right elbow stiffness after the third inning. He helped the Orioles pull within two games of the Yankees with 3-1/3 effective innings.
Reynolds made the ballpark in the Bronx his personal launching pad in this key matchup between the top two teams in the division. He homered twice in Friday's victory and then got Baltimore on the scoreboard Sunday when he hit a mammoth drive leading off the fifth inning. Reynolds connected shortly after being sent to the dirt by Phil Hughes' high-and-tight offering.
Reynolds' 16th homer, with none out in the sixth, finished Hughes (13-12) and put Baltimore ahead 5-3.
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