The New York Yankees kicked off their ten game road series with a loss to the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 5-4 in ten innings. Ivan Nova started and pitched well, but he was unable to give the Yankees enough of a lead and the offense could barely register any offense. With the loss, the Yankees now have a full two-game lead over the Boston Red Sox before their game tonight.

 

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Baltimore starter Alfredo Simon was wild in the four inning he pitched, allowing six walks. Eric Chavez and Derek Jeter were both able to take advantage, as they both knocked in two runs off of Simon. However, the Yankees were unable to record a hit over the final six innings of the game. Let’s hope Baltimore can take some of this pitching to Boston when they play them.

As previously stated, Ivan Nova pitched well, but not well enough to keep the Yankees in the game. The bullpen was a little shaky today. However, the defense really saved a lot of damage from the Baltimore offense. The defensive highlights came in the 7th inning, as Nick Swisher made a leaping catch into the wall and Francisco Cervelli somehow survived a full-on collision from Nick Markakis to record an out on a Granderson to Cano relay which preserved the lead. In the eighth, Curtis Granderson threw a strike home to nail out Mark Reynolds.  

Overall, you have to be happy with the Yankees performance this season against the Orioles. The Bombers went 13-5 this year against Baltimore, as painful as it was to get all 18 games done, it’s always great to take 72% of the games against one team in your division.