After long delay, O’s fall to New York in water-logged game

In a game that began at 11:08 p.m. after a four-hour plus rain delay and ended at 2:15 a.m., the Yankees beat the Orioles 5-3 to take the first two games of this series.

The game was played in a steady rain and the grounds crew had to enter the field often in the later innings to work on the wet surface.

The Orioles fell behind 2-0, but tied it up on a Matt Wieters two-run homer in the sixth. They fell behind again 3-2, but a Nick Markakis RBI double tied it in the seventh.

Buck Showalter talks with Gary about the long night at Yankee Stadium and the O’s 5-3 loss

But in the bottom of the inning, Francisco Cervelli and Brett Gardner hit back-to-back homers off Tommy Hunter to move ahead, 5-3.

Hunter gave up five runs (four earned) over 6 2/3 and falls to 2-2 with an ERA of 6.02 in seven Orioles starts. He has allowed four runs or more in six of those outings.

The Orioles have lost four in a row and eight of 10 games since a six-game win streak. They are 3-13 against the Yankees, 18-39 versus the AL East and 55-85 on the season with 22 games remaining.

Now the teams have a quick turnaround and play again at 1 this afternoon when Zach Britton (9-9. 4.22) faces A.J. Burnett (9-11, 5.25).

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