NY Yankees 12, Baltimore 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 44593

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 13 0
NY Yankees 2 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 12 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 55-50 25-26 30-24 L1
NY Yankees 61-43 32-21 29-22 W1

Recap

Yankees 12, Orioles 3: Robinson Cano highlighted a seven-run third inning with a grand slam and Phil Hughes pitched six solid frames as host New York avoided a sweep by pounding Baltimore.

Curtis Granderson added a solo homer - his 29th - and Derek Jeter recorded three hits and three RBIs for the Yankees, who pushed their American League East lead back to 6 1/2 games over the Orioles and Tampa Bay.

New York broke a 4-1 game open in the third with seven straight two-out runs. Jayson Nix’s RBI double opened the scoring in the frame and knocked out starter Zach Britton. Jeter greeted Kevin Gregg with a two-run single and the next two reached in front of Cano, who took a 1-2 slider and blasted it down the right field line for his 24th home run.

Hughes (11-8) took it from there, scattering nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out two and yielding one run. The right-hander has put together a quality start in six of his last seven turns.

Britton (1-1) was charged with seven runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. The left-hander has been knocked around for 13 runs in his last two outings to push his ERA to a robust 8.35.

The Yankees did most of their damage in the first three innings, putting a pair on the board in the first on Granderson’s blast and a sacrifice fly from Andruw Jones. Jeter and Nick Swisher pitched in RBI singles in the second.

New York right-hander Joba Chamberlain made his season debut in the seventh and surrendered a solo home run to J.J. Hardy. Chamberlain ended up yielding two runs and four hits in 1 2/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Casey McGehee, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, made his debut for the Yankees and played first base, going 0-for-2 at the plate with a sacrifice fly. … New York 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) missed the game and will be out until at least the weekend. … The Orioles have not swept a three-game series at New York since 1986. … New York OF Ichiro Suzuki made his first career regular-season start in left field.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   NY Yankees
Zach Britton Player Phil Hughes
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 9
23.62 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Baltimore   NY Yankees
J.J. Hardy Player Derek Jeter
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 13 1 19 .342 24 5 3 3 0 0
NY Yankees 15 2 23 .441 20 5 12 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Yankees have a W/L % of .623 after a win and .535 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Orioles have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .500 after a loss.