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Yankees 13, Orioles 2: New York Sweeps Baltimore

There was no drama for the New York Yankees Thursday night One night after needing 15 innings to defeat the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees scored five first-inning runs and went on to rout the O's, 13-2. The Yankees have now won three straight as they head back to Yankee Stadium to open a three-game Subway Series against the New York Mets on Friday.

Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with four runs batted in and Mark Teixeira homered and drove in three runs. Derek Jeter had two hits, a double and triple, and Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Brett Gardner also had two hits for New York. Swisher had the biggest hit of the night, a two-out, bases loaded double in the first inning that drove home three runs to give the Yankees a 5-0 lead.

CC Sabathia (4-3) pitched eight shutout innings for the Yankees. New York has responded to a six-game losing streak with three straight victories. The Yankees are now 23-19, one game behind Tampa Bay in the American League East.

Final - 5.19.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 5 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 13 14 2
Baltimore Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 10 0
WP: CC Sabathia (4 - 3)
LP: Brad Bergesen (1 - 5)

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