An expressive night for the Baltimore Orioles organization finished with an uncommon and inspiring win over the New York Yankees.
The Orioles turned the tables on their American League East rival after absorbing a series of beating at the hands of the Yankees this season, beating an overmatched A.J. Burnett on their way to a 12-5 victory in front of a proclaimed 32,762 at Camden Yards.
The triumph was the Orioles’ season-high tying fifth at once, and just their second in 11 meetings versus the Yankees this season. The Orioles with 52-77 had been outscored, 82-30, over the first 10 matchups.
On the other hand, they scored six runs versus Burnett in the second inning as six straight batters recorded extra-base strikes. Burnett with 9-11 permitted nine received runs on nine hits, two walks two homers and three wild pitches while requiring 116 pitches to obtain 15 outs.
J.J. Hardy and Mark Reynolds strike homers off Burnett and after that Matt Wieters, catcher broke the game open more with a three-run homer in the sixth off Luis Ayala, Yankees reliever. Noland Reimold as well had a twice and a triple and drove in three runs.
Wieters said, “They scored 22 yesterday, so when you get guys on base you want to drive them in.”
The night begun on a somber note with a time of silence for Mike Flanaga, a previous Orioles pitcher, coach, executive and MASN broadcaster, who died last Wednesday of a noticeable suicide.
Flanagan’s No. 46 continued on the out-of-town scoreboard throughout the game and his quantity was as well erected less the broadcast booth, where he had been planned to call this series. The entire Orioles uniformed workers wore a patch that said “Flanny” on their right sleeve and both teams stood and observed a video praised on the Jumbo Tron after the first innings.