The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 13-3, on Sunday at Camden Yards. The teams split the four-game set, 2-2. The win put the Yankees one game ahead of the Orioles in the AL East race. The Tampa Bay Rays are two games behind the Yankees after the Rays won, 6-0, on Sunday.
The Yankee bats got hot early with four runs scored in the fourth inning after New York opened the scoring with a run in the first inning. The Orioles rallied with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to briefly get back in the game. The Yankees scored a run in the sixth inning, before adding two more runs in the seventh inning and five more runs in the eighth inning to put the game well out of reach. Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter did the bulk of the damage for the Yankees. Granderson was 3-for-3 at the plate with 5 RBI. Jeter was 2-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBI and a walk.
Freddy Garcia got the start for the Yankees but left after giving up three earned runs on three hits and 3 1/3 innings. Zach Britton also went 3 1/3 innings for the Orioles, giving up five hits and five earned runs in the loss. Joba Chamberlain got the win for New York after pitching 1 2/3 innings, striking out four batters and walking one.
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|WP: Joba Chamberlain (1 - 0)
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The Yankees (79-61) will being their next series on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox (63-78) at Fenway Park.