Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees watched the Baltimore Orioles jump on them early again. The Orioles showed they were not intimidated by the puzzled looks of those who question how they are still in the pennant race or the Yankee Stadium atmosphere -- which often deflates teams this time of year. The Yankees were beset with an early three-run deficit and another key player injured. But thanks to some wildness by Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen and reliever Pedro Strop, a classic at-bat by Derek Jeter and an error, the Yankees' slumping offense finally pushed across three runs in the seventh for a 4-3 win Saturday. The victory was just the Yankees' 10th in their last 15 games and upped their lead over the Orioles in the AL East to three games, when Baltimore had been nine outs from cutting it to one. A little while after Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Alex Rodriguez could return Monday after an issue-free rehab appearance Friday night, center fielder Curtis Granderson left aft...
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