User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Orioles remain hot, down Yankees

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

BALTIMORE (AP) - Limited to three hits over seven innings, the Baltimore Orioles turned to their reliable, standard weapon - the home run - to pull out a comeback victory over the New York Yankees.

Advertisement
Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones connected in a four-run eighth inning, and Baltimore completed a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series with a 5-3 win Wednesday night.

The Orioles lead the majors with 152 home runs, are 35-10 when hitting more than one and 58-25 when going deep at least once.

After Schoop tied it with a drive off Dellin Betances, Shawn Kelley (2-4) gave up a single and a walk before Jones hit a shot into the bullpen area beyond the center-field wall.

''When we're down by one we always feel we're just one pitch away,'' Jones said. ''So that happened, and once we tie the game all the marbles are up. First one to score one wins.''

Jones made it happen. As the ball dropped over the fence for his 23rd home run, he raised his right arm in triumph as he rounded first base.

''Big spot, big home run,'' Jones said. ''Nothing wrong with showing a little emotion here and there.''

Darren O'Day (4-1) worked the eighth and Zach Britton gave up a run in the ninth en route to his 25th save.

It was the eighth straight series win for the AL East-leading Orioles, who increased their margin over the fading third-place Yankees to eight games. Baltimore is 8-3 against New York this season, outscoring the Yankees 60-31.

''It's tough right now because they are hitting very good,'' New York's Francisco Cervelli said. ''They've got a couple of hitters who are really hot right now.''

Yankees manager Joe Girardi missed the finish after being ejected in the seventh inning by home plate umpire Gerry Davis. Girardi was furious after Davis called New York's Stephen Drew out for running in the baseline on his way to first base.

''Yeah, well, Gerry was wrong,'' Girardi said.

Girardi's second ejection of the year came with New York ahead 2-1 on the strength of Cervelli's second home run of the year, a two-run drive in the third inning off Chris Tillman.

The lead didn't stand up, and now the Yankees are stuck in a four-game skid and scrambling to stay in the playoff hunt.

''We've got to start winning series again,'' Girardi said. ''We have not won the last two series and we put ourselves in a little bit of a hole.''

Making his first appearance in the big leagues since April 23, New York starter Michael Pineda retired the first 12 batters he faced before Nelson Cruz doubled to open the fifth.

Pineda allowed one run and two hits over five innings. After being suspended for 10 games for using a foreign substance on the mound in April, the right-hander went on the disabled list with a shoulder muscle injury. He left after throwing 67 pitches.

''We thought he started getting the ball up a little bit,'' Girardi said.

Baltimore played without its two starters on the left side of the infield. Third baseman Manny Machado was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee ligament and shortstop J.J. Hardy missed a third straight game with a sprained left thumb.

Tillman gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: After throwing fastballs off flat ground, RHP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow inflammation) said through an interpreter, ''I feel good because everything is progressing in the way that I want it to.'' Girardi said, ''Our hope is he'll pitch in September.''

Orioles: Machado said his injury is ''not as bad as we thought.'' Hardy hopes to return for the weekend series in Cleveland.

UP NEXT

Yankees: After taking Thursday off, the Yankees open a three-game series in Tampa Bay. Girardi has opted to start Hiroki Kuroda on Sunday instead of Chris Capuano.

Orioles: Baltimore gets a day off before facing the Indians to launch a nine-game road trip that includes a week's stay in Chicago, where it will face the White Sox and Cubs.

BEAST IN THE EAST

The Orioles are 30-19 against AL East foes, the best in-division record in the AL. New York is 21-25 in the division, which goes a long way toward explaining its deficit in the East.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Rogers: Friday's Diamond Notes
Nelson: Overachieving NL Pitchers
Nelson: Overachieving AL Pitchers
Lawrence: April Pitchers Report
Marlins' Gordon suspended 80 games
Cubs' Arrieta wins 16th straight decision
Tigers drop A's 7-3 behind Gose
Braves end 8-game slide, beat Red Sox
Machado's 5 RBIs lead O's over White Sox
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
11-2 L13 G-Plays, 24-7 +1,611 Run
15-7 L22 Guarantees, +2,009 TY
3-0 LN, 9-3 +607 G-Plays, +1,368
9-3, +796 L12 Guaranteed Plays
25-13 +1,202 Picks, 10-3 G-Plays
18-6 Guaranteed Plays TY
11-2, +971 Last 13 Guarantees
10-5, +504 MLB G-Plays TY
5-1 +477 L6 G-Plays, 7-3 L10 Picks
7-2 +574 GPlays, +1,416 L44 Picks
2-0 Y'day, 4-0 +443 L4 Guarantees
8-4 L12 G-Plays, 16-8 L24 Picks
4-2 +250 LN, 3-0 +340 L3 G-Plays
11-5 L16 MLB Selections
11-6 Last 17 Over/Unders
10-4, +630 MLB Last 4 Days
4-0 L4 Guarantees, 4-1 L5 Picks
10-5 Last 15 MLB Selections
5-0, +539 Guaranteed Run
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks- Micah Roberts
2016 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 1666
NeiltheGreek + 1368
Marc Lawrence + 1050
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 922
Joe Nelson + 788
Zack Cimini + 725
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 964
Micah Roberts + 520
Matt Zylbert + 471
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 930
The Gold Sheet + 865
Dave Cokin + 846
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Marc Lawrence + 990
Mark Franco + 606
John Fisher + 600
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 909
Jimmy Boyd + 888
Brandon Shively + 721
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership