Orioles Tie Up Series With 3-2 Win Over Yankees
The Orioles were 74-0 leading after 8 innings during the regular season. That stat would continue in the Postseason as the Baltimore Orioles would defeat the Yankees 3-2 to even up the ALDS at a game apiece.
Yankees would draw first blood in the top of the first as Robinson Cano would smack a double off of Wei-Yin Chen to right that would score Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro should have been out by a mile, but he was able to avoid Matt Weiters tag, make some “Matrix” like moves and tag home plate.
The Orioles would take the lead in the bottom of the 3rd thanks to an RBI single by Chris Davis scoring Robert Andino and Nate McClouth. A few innings later in the bottom of the 6th, Mark Reynolds would score Weiters with an RBI single to center.
Top of the Seventh Eduardo Nunez would get things started with a bloop to center that turned into a double with his speed. Derek Jeter would knock him in with a RBI single.
It all came down to the 9th with the top of the Yankee order up against reliever Jim Johnson. Johnson would have a better outing than in game one and have a 1-2-3 inning for the win.
In the loss, Andy Pettitte pitched well going 7 innings, giving up the 3 runs on 7 hits, he would walk 1 and strike out 5.
Game 3 of the series heads to the Bronx on Wednesday as Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound for the Yankees up against Miguel Gonzalez. Check all the action on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Game time is Scheduled for 7:37 with the Pre-game at 7pm.