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Friday, September 7, 2012

Birds Bash Six Homers, Drop Yankees

The momentum had just shifted in the Yankees favor, as New York scored five times in the eighth inning to tie the game at six runs a piece. The O's answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame, homering three times, and took a 10-6 victory in front of a full house at Camden Yards on Thursday night.

The Birds started things off right, scoring four runs in the first inning, including a three-run bomb from Matt Wieters. Robert Andino added a solo shot in the fourth, and Mark Reynolds went deep in the sixth to put the O's on top 6-1. But New York battled back, taking advantage of Pedro Strop's lack of control to tie the game in the eighth.

Adam Jones led-off the bottom of the frame with a solo shot to left to put the Birds on top. After Wieters singled to right, Mark Reynolds struck again, slamming his eighth homer in the past seven games. The guy is a Yankee killer...he's had three multi-homer games against New York in the past week. Chris Davis finished off the scoring with a solo homer onto the flag court.

This was probably the most intense game I've ever been to at Camden Yards...over 46 thousand fans were rocking the park, and for the first time O's fans outnumbered Yankees fans in September. The place was LOUD. The atmosphere was electric; it felt like playoff baseball in Baltimore. Cal Ripken was honored earlier with a bronze statue and stayed to watch the magic of these 2012 Orioles...

Lost in the offensive barrage was the return of O's ace Jason Hammel. Hammel held the Yankees to just one run on six hits and two walks over five innings, striking out six. He took the no-decision after the Yanks roughed-up Strop; Darren O'Day (7-1) took the win.

The O's and Yankees now own identical 77-60 records, and face-off three more times over the weekend. The Birds send Wei-Yin Chen to the mound Friday night...

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