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Mark Reynolds comes alive as Orioles top Yankees

Sep 2, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

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Mark Reynolds had his second two-homer game in three days Sunday as the Orioles beat the Yankees 8-3 to win two out of three games at Yankee Stadium.

Reynolds, who entered the series with just 12 homers in 103 games this season, also had two homers in Friday’s 6-1 victory.

Baltimore won despite losing starting pitching Chris Tillman to a sore elbow after three innings. Randy Wolf took over and allowing a run over 3 1/3 innings in relief to earn the victory in his Orioles debut.

Phil Hughes was the loser after giving up both Reynolds homers. He’s tied with the Angels’ Ervin Santana and the Orioles’ Tommy Hunter for the major league lead with 32 homers allowed this season.

By taking two out of three games, the Orioles have pulled within two games of the Yankees in the AL East. The two teams will square off four more times next weekend at Camden Yards. First, the O’s will play three against the Jays, while the Yankees will take on the Rays.

  1. psuravens19 - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    “That was lucky.” – Bobby V.

  2. steveohho - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    The noose tightens. Would be nice to see the Rays kick the chair out from under them.

  3. sdelmonte - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    The ghost of the Boss is probably pissed about now.

    Seriously, what were Joba and Lowe doing in the game? Why is Lowe even on the Yankees?

    And who is the Mark Reynolds guy?

    • pisano - Sep 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

      Exactly, Joba and Lowe out to be cut from the Yankees, they both stink. Reynolds strikesout 200 times a year, but he had a career this weekend.

  4. rockthered1286 - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Too busy this labor day weekend to do my full post but we were ONE ERROR AWAY from a sweep!! Incredibly impressed with my yard birds!!

    TIME TO PACK THE YARD NEXT WEEKEND!!! Anyone going with me?!

  5. osnation - Sep 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Classic Yankee fans…

  6. theskinsman - Sep 3, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Sweet! Joba does what he does best, throw gas on a fire. Maybe the Yanks are afraid to have a sudden surge in production,because Cashman might think they’re back on the roids.

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