It just wasn't meant to be, I guess. The O's had a chance to sweep a three-game series in New York for the first time since 1986, but were pummeled by the Yankees 12-3 on Wednesday afternoon.
Zach Britton looked awful early, and was tagged for seven runs on seven hits and four walks in just 2 2/3 innings. Kevin Gregg came on in relief and gave up a grand slam. Things got a little crazy, to say the least.
The Birds actually managed to churn out 13 hits, but just four went for extra bases. The stat that hurts the most: the O's went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11 men on base. J.J. Hardy went deep in the seventh inning, but it was way too little, too late.
The O's win streak was snapped at three and the club now has Thursday off before starting a three-game set against the Rays over the weekend. The Birds (55-50) are now 6 1/2 games behind the Yankees but as of this post are 1/2 a game in front of Tampa Bay.