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Derek Jeter drives in run to cut into Orioles lead

Oct 8, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT

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UPDATE: The Orioles got out of it. Darren O’Day struck out Alex Rodriguez swinging for the second out before Buck Showalter made another change, this time bringing in Brian Matusz. The southpaw issued an intentional walk to Robinson Cano before getting Nick Swisher to fly out to left field to end the inning. The Orioles lead 3-2 as we move to the bottom of the seventh in Baltimore.

11:07 PM: That extra breathing room didn’t last long. Eduardo Nunez led off the top of the seventh with a double before Derek Jeter brought him home with a single to cut the Orioles’ lead to 3-2. Wei-Yin Chen got Ichiro to ground into a fielder’s choice before Orioles manager Buck Showalter brought the hook.

Chen was given a standing ovation from the Camden Yards faithful as he walked off the field. Darren O’Day is in to face Alex Rodriguez with one out and a runner on first.

10:56 PM ET: The Orioles have a little breathing room over the Yankees.

Matt Wieters led off the bottom of the sixth with a double to right-center before Mark Reynolds brought him home with an opposite field single to push the Orioles’ lead to 3-1. Andy Pettitte was able to strike out Jim Thome and get Manny Machado to hit into a double play to escape any further damage.

Wei-Yin Chen is still in there for the Orioles. He has allowed six hits and a walk while striking out three. Chen wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth and sat down the Yankees on four pitches in the fifth before working around an error by J.J. Hardy with two outs in the sixth. Pretty impressive for his first career playoff start.

  1. randygnyc - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Ugly game by the Yankees. 2-8 with RISP. 10 men left on base. A couple of errors, etc. Yankees will have to play better. Even second rate teams like the Orioles can win if the Yankees continue to play as poorly as they did tonight.

    • tomtravis76 - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:26 AM

      F#ck the Yankees…F#ck the Yankees…F#ck the Yankees

      How lame of a squad, their number 8 hitter was tied for 2nd this season in homers in the American league. I guess NY has the Rockies grooming Jeters replacement?

      F#ck the Yankees…F#ck the Yankees…F#ck the Yankees

  2. scoobies05 - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    second rate? the allmighty yankees have managed to split 20 games this year against the orioles. guess that makes the yanks second rate too. go birds!

  3. osnation - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Hahaha second rate indeed…

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