That streak is over - The Orioles snapped a ten-game losing streak vs. New York with Friday’s win over the Yankees. It’s their first win over New York since May 9th. The ten-game losing streak vs. New York was the O’s longest since 1955.
The O’s also snapped a ten-game losing streak at New York. They entered tonight 0-6 this year at Yankee Stadium and their last win in New York before this one was on July 29, 2008.
The O’s are now 4-12 on the year vs. New York, but the Yankees are 19-4 in their last 23 games vs. Baltimore.
The Birds entered this game with a record of 1-23 in the last 24 combined games in Boston and New York.
Not this time - Andy Pettitte did not get a decision, allowing three runs over five innings. He was 1-0, 1.17 in two previous starts this season vs. the O’s and has a career mark of 26-6, 3.56 vs. the Orioles.
O’s winning pitcher Chris Tillman improves to 2-3, 4.91. In five innings, he gave up nine hits and four runs, throwing 104 pitches. He fanned a career-high eight batters.
Tillman picked up his first career road win. The O’s got him some runs tonight, after scoring just six total in his four previous starts.
The O’s bullpen, which gave up 7ER over eight innings at Boston and had pitched to an ERA of 7.68 over the previous 12 games, tonight combined for four shutout innings. Mark Hendrickson pitched the final three frames to earn his first Major League save.
Melvin and Doug - Melvin Mora was hit by a pitch on his right arm in the 5th and left the game an inning later. Mora tied Doug Decinces tonight with his 792nd career start at third base for the Orioles. They are second on the list of starts at third trailing Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, who started at third for the O’s in 2,870 games.
The top three hitters in the Baltimore order - Brian Roberts, Cesar Izturis and Nick Markakis - went a combined 5 for 13 in the win with four runs scored and 7 RBI.
Izturis went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI after batting just .171 since August 17th. Markakis was 2 for 5 with two RBI and is 6 for 11 over his last three games.
Luke Scott had two hits after entering in a 3 for 28 slump. Matt Wieters had a hit, extending his batting streak to six games. Felix Pie left the game in the 6th inning due to back spasms.
Chad Moeller went 2 for 4 and scored twice. Moeller is 8 for 12 with a homer and 5 RBI over his last four games.
Justin Turner singled in the 9th to record his first Major League hit.
The O’s have now gone 41 2/3 innings without hitting a home run.
New York had a four-game win streak ended and lost for just the 4th time in 17 games and 9th time in 38 contests. New York is now 40-14 since the All-Star break and 49-21 at home.
The O’s improve to 1-3 on this road trip, 17-35 since the All-Star break, 23-46 in road games on the season and 17-36 in games vs. the AL East.