It took a while - an uncomfortable amount of time - but the Orioles finally broke through against Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova.
Adam Jones opened the fifth inning with an infield hit, took second on a wild pitch - Nova’s first in the majors - and scored on Matt Wieters’ two-run homer to left.
Orioles 2, Yankees 1.
Wieters went to the opposite field on a 3-0 pitch, his 11th homer of the season, after Nova carried a two-hit shutout into the fifth.
Wieters began the day 14-for-35 (.400) in his last 11 games and reached base safely in eight straight. He posted a .381 on-base percentage and .478 slugging percentage since June 2.
Brett Gardner doubled in a run in the third inning, but he was thrown out going for the triple - Felix Pie to Cesar Izturis to Josh Bell. That could prove to be one of the biggest plays of the game, since it resulted in the second out and cleared the bases.