Found September 07, 2012 on
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Alex Rodriguez hit his 300th home run with the Yankees, Russell Martin and Steve Pearce also homered, and New York regained sole possession of first place in the AL East by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Friday night.
The Yankees built a 7-0 lead in the fifth inning against rookie Wei-Yin Chen (12-9) and held on for their third win in nine games. New York had lost eight of 11 to the Orioles, including the opener of this four-game series that runs through Sunday.
Adam Jones, Robert Andino and Manny Machado homered for the Orioles, who got three hits from Nate McLouth but missed a chance to move ahead of the Yankees for the first time since June 7.
Baltimore was backed by a near-sellout crowd of 40,861. But unlike Thursday night, when the Orioles hit six homers in a 10-6 win, most of the fans went home disappointed.
Rodriguez chased Chen with a two-run drive in the fifth - the 645th home run of his career. A-Rod, who also singled, extended his hitting streak to 11 games - ...
BEST OF MAXIM
C.C. and the rest of the Yankee lineup need to be pumped up for this game tonight and bring home a big win
Back on top in the AL East are the Yankees after a key win last night in Baltimore. It’s been a back and forth battle for them in the past week or so and for today, they maintain sole possession of first place in their division. The offense seems to be waking up slightly...
From John Harper:The Yankees have had worse nights during this stretch in which their 10-game lead, not to mention their aura of superiority, has disappeared. But this was surely the most ominous night of them all.
And not because they got jobbed by first base umpire Jerry Meals. Yes, replays showed that Mark Teixeira was easily safe diving into first base to beat a double-play...
New York Yankees 4 — Baltimore Orioles 5
A controversial call ends a big night in a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
CC Sabathia struggled in tonight’s game as he gave up 5 runs on 8 hits, including 3 home runs. In the 2nd inning, the man that has hurt the Yankees all season, Mark Reynolds, got to the Yankees ace. For Reynolds, this was his 7th home run against the Yankees...
This image is from the New York Daily News website. Maybe the baseball gods were on the Orioles' side for a change.
It was a really big deal when, on Tuesday, the Orioles beat the Blue Jays and the Yankees lost to the Rays, causing a tie atop the AL East standings. Just weeks earlier, the Yankees had had a ten-game advantage, and losing that kind of edge — to the Orioles! — was unimaginable. Then, Wednesday, the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays and the Yankees beat the Rays, restoring for New...
New York Yankees 6 — Baltimore Orioles 10
After an outstanding comeback, an unbelievable response created tonight’s 10-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
David Phelps started tonight’s game, a big series opener against the closest competition in the division. Phelps had a rough 1st inning as 4 of the 8 batters to come the plate scored, including a 3-run home run by Matt...
This recent collapse has been as torturous as anything the CIA ever devised to deal with hippies. The Yankees have completely beaten down the spirit of their fan base. Lately, when Granderson or Swisher or Ibanez or Jones strike out, I rejoice in the thought that they will be gone soon, and I will never have to root for them again. It's gotten that bad.In 2004, it happened...
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis will be out for at least six weeks with a broken left thumb, the result of being hit by a pitch from New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia.
Markakis left Saturday night's 5-4 win over the Yankees in the fifth inning immediately after being struck by the pitch.
The injury will keep him out of the remainder of the regular season and deep...
Last night, it was all the ump's fault. That mean old umpire! Blaming them is always fun. It simply requires you to suspend reality and assume Arod would hit a HR, and that our bullpen, which has given back more than Mother Theresa, would do its job. Oh well. Those dirty umps did it. Not us.Curtis Granderson had nothing to do with it. The Grandyman has been a fine Yankee, a good...
Just a few weeks ago, the Yankees had an 8 game lead over the Orioles and I would say almost all of us would of assumed that the New York Yankees would be in control of the AL East yet another year and that no one should be worried, but has that now changed? Are The Baltimore Orioles the new sherrifs in town? It might be too early to say all of this, but if you look at the...
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As a September to remember begins to unfold before us in Major League Baseball, the Yankees find themselves in an interesting position. After holding on to sole possession of the AL East for 84 days, they were tied with Baltimore for first place for one day. After a Baltimore loss and a Yanks win tonight, they now have a one-game lead, and hope to start a new streak atop the division...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The “master plan,” said Alex Rodriguez, is back “in order." A pre-game team meeting, a hard-fought win and an aggressive style of offense apparently did wonders for the New York Yankees on Wednesday, as they salvaged the final game of a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4 at Tropicana Field and retook sole possession of first place...