Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore's bullpen blew a five-run lead in
the eighth inning, but Adam Jones, Mark Reynolds and Chris Davis each homered
in the bottom of the frame to give the Orioles a 10-6 victory over the New
Reynolds had two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs Thursday night in
the opener of an important four-game series at Camden Yards. Robert Andino and
Matt Wieters also went deep for the Orioles, who moved into a tie with the
Yankees for first place in the AL East.
Jason Hammel got the start for Baltimore and was solid over five-plus innings,
allowing one run on six hits. Darren O'Day (7-1) recorded the final out in the
eighth to pick up the win.
Ichiro Suzuki and Curtis Granderson had two RBI apiece for New York, which had
a 10-game lead over the Orioles on July 18. Chris Dickerson and Alex Rodriguez
each knocked in a run.
Yankees starter David Phelps gave up five runs on six hits over four innings.
David Robertson (1-6) allowed three runs on three hits without recording an
out in the eighth.
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