Yankees use the longball to beat O’s, 9-6

A-Rod didn’t homer. Neither did Derek Jeter. Or Johnny Damon or Mark Teixeria.

Still the New York Yankees hit five homers in Tuesday’s 9-6 win over the Orioles in front of 25,782 at Camden Yards.

The game had ties and lead changes like a basketball game.

Luke Scott’s 412-foot, three-run homer gave the Orioles a 6-5 lead in the 5th. It was the 52nd homer in O’s Park history to reach Eutaw Street.

Amber Theoharis interviews Luke Scott about the Birds’ 9-6 loss

But after Alex Rodriguez’s single tied the game in the 6th, New York hit back-to-back homers in the 7th off Chris Ray to lead 9-6.

Nick Swisher’s two-run homer made it 8-6 and Eric Hinske followed with a solo shot to left.

Robinson Cano had three hits, including a two-run homer and Jorge Posada homered twice for the Yankees - his 16th multi-homer game.

Melvin Mora had three hits for the O’s, including a two-run single and Felix Pie hit a solo homer in the last of the first.

New York starter A.J. Burnett gave up six runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 and O’s starter David Hernandez allowed five runs in five frames.

The Yankees, who have won nine in a row vs. the Orioles, are 69-31 over their past 100 games.

The Yankees lead the Majors with 207 homers.


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