Nick Swisher hit a sac fly in the bottom of the 10th to complete a come-from-behind victory over the Orioles. The Yankees trailed 5-0 after 4-1/2 innings and then stormed back for six unanswered runs.
Yankees 6, Orioles 5
Win: Mariano Rivera
Loss: Michael Gonzalez
A-Rod Stays Hot:
A 3-for-3 night with two doubles boosted Alex Rodriguez’s hitting line to .412/.512/.882 for the season. He’s passing all sorts of Hall of Famers on various all-time leaderboards, including the great Ted Williams in RBIs.
Bartolo On A Mission:
Bartolo Colon tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Phil Hughes. Colon’s stuff looks great, he’s pitching effectively, and the Yankees are riding out his run for as long as they can.
Another rough start for the 24-year-old right-hander, but at least it was better than his previous two. He “lowered” his ERA to 13.94. He looked like he was back in track in the first two innings, but then things fell apart and he left the game in a hurry. No decision has been made regarding his next start.
Joba Chamblerlain gets the honors for his block of the plate in the eighth inning. With runners on first and third with one out, Joba’s pitch got by Russell Martin so he rushed to cover, and beat Felix Pie to the plate. This kept it a one-run game, allowing Jorge Posada’s homer in the ninth to tie it.