Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/1/12
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees had watched the Baltimore Orioles jump on them early again. The Orioles again 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. So, the Yankees were beset with an early three-run deficit and another key player injured, when Curtis Granderson left the game after the second inning. But thanks to a key hit by fresh call-up Eduardo Nunez, some wildness by Orioles 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' sixth in their last 15 games, but it upped their lead over the Orioles in the AL East back up to three games, when Baltimore had been seven outs from cutting it to one. "I think that was a great win for u...
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