Baltimore 3, NY Yankees 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, October 8, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 51°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Mike Everitt, Left Field - Mark Carlson, Right Field - Tony Randazzo
Attendance - 48187

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 95-67 51-30 44-37 L1
Baltimore 93-69 47-34 46-35 W1

Recap


Orioles 3, Yankees 2: Chris Davis hit a two-run single in the third inning and Wei-Yin Chen pitched 6 1/3 solid innings in his postseason debut as host Baltimore evened the American League Division Series at one win apiece.

Mark Reynolds also drove in a run and Jim Johnson redeemed himself by tossing a perfect ninth for the save for the Orioles, who head to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Wednesday. Johnson retired only one of the six batters he faced in the series-opening loss.

Following the script from the series opener, Baltimore scored twice in the third to erase a 1-0 deficit. Robert Andino and Nate McLouth hit two-out singles and J.J. Hardy walked before Davis plated two with a base hit to right field.

The Orioles added a much-needed insurance run in the sixth as Matt Wieters led off with a double and scored on Reynolds' single to right. The run proved crucial as Derek Jeter singled in the seventh to plate Eduardo Nunez, who opened the frame with a double.

Chen (1-0) limited the Yankees to two runs - one earned - and eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz combined for 1 2/3 scoreless innings before Johnson shut the door.

Andy Pettitte (0-1) failed to add to his all-time postseason wins total, surrendering three runs and seven hits in seven frames. The veteran left-hander, who walked one and struck out five, has a major league-record 19 playoff victories.

For the second straight game, New York took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Robinson Cano delivered a two-out RBI double to right field. Second baseman Andino's relay throw home was well ahead of Ichiro Suzuki, but the crafty veteran danced around catcher Wieters and avoided a pair of tag attempts before safely touching the plate.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Baltimore missed a chance to add to its lead in the third as Hardy stopped at third on a single by Adam Jones despite being waved in by  third base coach DeMarlo Hale. Wieters popped out to end the inning. ... Chen escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth, getting Nunez on a soft pop-up to short and inducing a groundout by Jeter. ... The top two teams in home runs during the regular season have combined for one in the first two games of the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Baltimore
Andy Pettitte Player Wei-Yin Chen
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.1
5 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 8
3.86 ERA 1.42
Hitting
NY Yankees   Baltimore
Mark Teixeira Player Chris Davis
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 9 0 11 .243 20 7 2 2 1 2
Baltimore 7 0 8 .219 14 6 3 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Orioles have a W/L % of .570 after a win and .580 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Yankees have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .612 after a loss.