Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Baltimore Orioles 6 — New York Yankees 1   Absent offense shut down by rookie Gonzalez in the 6-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.   Hiroki Kuroda pitched effectively and efficiently but the home runs loom large when the offense cannot be found. In 8.1 innings, he gave up 8 hits but the biggest hits were the long ball. All-or-nothing batter, Mark Reynolds, had a big night for the Orioles which he started with a two-run home run off of Kuroda in the 2nd inning. The other damaging home run on Kuroda’s line was a solo home run by J.J. Hardy in the 6th inning. Kuroda ran into some problem in the 8th inning when the Orioles led off with two singles but a couple of well-played outs including an out at home eliminated the threat. Clay Rapada would get an out in the 9th inning after Kuroda exited with 99 pitches. Sinker ball pitcher Derek Lowe had difficulties with that when Mark Reynolds finished off his night with his second home run of the night. A trio of singles brought in one more run ...
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