Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) – Zach Britton tossed seven scoreless innings and Vladimir Guerrero drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, as Baltimore nipped the New York Yankees, 2-0, in the front end of a day-night doubleheader at Camden Yards.
Mark Reynolds had three hits and scored an insurance run on J.J. Hardy’s single in the eighth for the Orioles, who shook off the delay caused by Hurricane Irene on Saturday to win their sixth straight game.
Britton (8-9) scattered four hits and struck out five during his outing, and Kevin Gregg turned in a scoreless ninth to earn his 19th save.
Bartolo Colon (8-9) was the hard-luck loser, allowing seven hits and two runs over 7 2/3 frames for the Yankees, who have dropped four of five.
Derek Jeter of the Yankees passed Mickey Mantle on the franchise’s all- time games played list at 2,402. He was the designated hitter Sunday afternoon.
The game was scoreless through six innings, with Colon allowing just two hits and Britton giving up four.
But Nick Markakis began the seventh with a double off the scoreboard in right, then scored two batters later when Guerrero punched a single through the right side. Guerrero was thrown out trying to stretch the hit and Matt Wieters lined out to keep it 1-0.
Singles from Reynolds, Ryan Adams and Hardy produced Baltimore’s second run in the eighth and chased Colon for Boone Logan. The New York reliever got Markakis to fly out to left to limit the damage.
Gregg yielded a one-out bloop single from Mark Teixeira in the ninth, but escaped trouble and ended the game by inducing a 6-4-3 double-play grounder from Alex Rodriguez.