After the Yankees scored five runs in the first inning, things looked bleak for the Birds. But the O's answered with a seven-run second inning and went on to beat New York 11-5 on Tuesday night.
Chris Tillman settled down after a horrific start and lasted five innings, giving up the five runs (four earned) on eight hits, walking none while fanning three. Tillman (4-1) has now won three straight games, and he almost didn't make it out of the first inning...
After falling behind, the Birds came out swinging in the second inning, and scored all seven runs with two outs. It was simply incredible to watch, and it took the wind right out of New York's sails. The stadium had erupted in the first inning, but the murmurs and boos were audible as the O's took control of the game one inning later. The Birds took the lead for good after Chris Davis launched his first career grand slam to cap-off the second inning. The O's continued to tack-on runs, with Nick Markakis' two-run blast in the eighth ending the scoring parade.
The Birds go for the three-game sweep on Wednesday afternoon...the club hasn't swept New York in the Bronx since 1986. It's long overdue...Zach Britton will take the mound.