Simon found groove and lost it (updated)

If that headline sounds familiar, I wrote the same one for Brian Matusz last night.

Remember how Matusz retired nine in a row in Game 2 before Mark Teixeira singled with one out in the sixth and Robinson Cano followed with a home run?

Well, Alfredo Simon retired nine Yankees in a row tonight before Cano singled with one out in the fourth and Nick Swisher followed with his 21st home run.

Yankees 3, Orioles 0.

Swisher has six homers in his last seven games. He hit No. 20 last night after Cano’s two-run shot.

The Orioles have one hit off Freddy Garcia, a two-out double by Adam Jones in the first inning. He’s retired nine of 10 batters going into the bottom of the fourth.

Update: Mark Reynolds ruined Garcia’s shutout bid in the fifth with his 31st home run. Estimated distance: 396 feet.

Yankees 3, Orioles 1

Reynolds extended his hitting streak to nine games. He’s homered in four of the last six games.

Tonight’s attendance: 18,223

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