Baltimore 6, NY Yankees 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 31, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 43352

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 73-58 37-30 36-28 W2
NY Yankees 75-56 40-27 35-29 L2

Recap


Orioles 6, Yankees 1: Mark Reynolds belted a pair of homers and Miguel Gonzalez recorded a career-high nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as Baltimore claimed the opener of a pivotal three-game series in the Bronx.

J.J. Hardy added a solo shot and Nick Markakis had an RBI single among his three hits for the red-hot Orioles, who secured their 21st win in 30 contests. Baltimore closed to within two games of the American League East-leading Yankees, who have dropped seven of their last 10 contests.

After Chris Davis plated Adam Jones with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, Reynolds deposited a high fastball from Hiroki Kuroda (12-10) into the second deck in left field. The two-run blast gave Baltimore a 3-0 lead.

Reynolds added insurance in the ninth inning when he greeted Derek Lowe with his 14th homer - a towering shot to left field - to help the Orioles remain one game behind wild card leader Oakland.

Pitching on 10 days' rest, Gonzalez (6-3) scattered four hits en route to defeating the Yankees for the second time this season. He struck out a then-season-high eight batters in a 5-4 victory on July 30.

Darren O'Day worked a scoreless eighth inning and Brian Matusz yielded a solo homer to Curtis Granderson before finishing the ninth.

Kuroda suffered his second straight loss after permitting four runs on eight hits in 8 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reynolds, who led the league in errors last season, made a brilliant stop in the field as he dove to his right to deny Russell Martin on a line drive in the third inning. ... Five of Hardy's 18 homers this season have come against the Yankees. ... New York's Nick Swisher struck out four times. ... Baltimore's Omar Quintanilla, who went 0-for-3, is hitless in his last 22 at-bats. ... Actor Kevin Costner was in attendance.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   NY Yankees
Miguel Gonzalez Player Hiroki Kuroda
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 8.1
9 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 8
0.00 ERA 4.32
Hitting
Baltimore   NY Yankees
Nick Markakis Player Russell Martin
3 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.600 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 12 3 21 .324 11 4 6 0 0 0
NY Yankees 5 1 8 .156 12 12 1 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Yankees have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .564 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Orioles have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .542 after a loss.