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Backed by solid Olson, Orioles halt Yankees' winning streak

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BALTIMORE -- Five days earlier, the New York Yankees used a dazzling offensive showing against Garrett Olson to begin their longest winning streak of the season. Olson and the Baltimore Orioles got their revenge in the rematch.

Olson pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead home run against favorite target Darrell Rasner, and Baltimore ended the Yankees' five-game run with a 6-1 victory Monday.

Aubrey Huff also homered for the Orioles, who snapped a five-game skid that began with an 8-0 loss at Yankee Stadium in which Olson yielded six runs before being yanked in the third inning. After waiting patiently, Olson (4-1) pitched a gem.

"You can always dwell on it, but that's not going to do you any good," the rookie said. "Every fifth day if you get the ball, you've got to go out there and get the job done."

Which is precisely what happened. Olson did not allow a hit after the third inning, matched his career high with seven strikeouts and walked four.

"It always comes down to location, and today, he had great location," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He used his changeup a little more effectively today."

Chad Bradford worked a perfect eighth and Jamie Walker gave up a run and two hits in the ninth.

Olson outpitched Rasner, who gave up one run and five hits in six innings. Rasner (3-1) had won each of his three starts -- including that 8-0 game against Baltimore -- since being recalled from the minors on May 4.

Hideki Matsui had three of New York's five hits and scored the Yankees' lone run, on a ninth-inning single by Chad Moeller. Before Moeller's hit, New York was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

"It happens," Girardi said. "They're not going to be perfect every time. There are good days and days that aren't your day. It's one game and you move on."

Markakis put Baltimore up 1-0 with his ninth homer on a 3-2 pitch from Rasner in the sixth, and added an RBI single in a five-run seventh against New York relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Jose Veras.

Earlier, Markakis broke an 0-for-13 slump with a third-inning double.

"Anytime you get a hit, it's a good feeling and it's a confidence builder," Markakis said. "I've been struggling the past couple weeks."

He got two hits against Rasner and is 9-for-10 with two doubles and a homer against the right-hander.

Markakis also made the defensive play of the game, a throw from right field that cut down Johnny Damon at home in the third inning.

"Him throwing that guy out at the plate was probably the key thing for us," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.

"It always feels good to hit the ball out of the park, but it's not all about hitting," Markakis said. "You've got to play defense, too, and good teams play good defense."

The Orioles loaded the bases with two outs in the second before Rasner struck out Freddie Bynum on three pitches.

New York got a runner to second base in each of the first three innings but came away empty. In the third, Damon was thrown out by Markakis trying to score on a two-out single by Matsui.

"The way the pitchers were pitching early, it definitely was a big play in the game," Markakis said.

Said Damon: "He has a great arm. I felt pretty good running there, but he got me by a couple steps."

Markakis broke up the scoreless duel in the sixth with a drive to center that traveled an estimated 423 feet. In the seventh, Melvin Mora and Markakis had successive run-scoring singles with two outs before Huff hit his eighth home run, a three-run drive to right-center that was his second in two games.

Notes

  • New York activated INF Wilson Betemit (hamstring) from the 15-day DL and sent INF Alberto Gonzalez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Baltimore is 15-7 at home and 10-18 on the road.
  • Markakis leads AL outfielders with eight assists.
  • Yankees C Jorge Posada (shoulder) went 0-for-5 in an extended spring training game Monday. He caught five innings but did not throw or run.
  • NY SS Derek Jeter went 0-for-3 and is 1-for-20 since being hit on a hand by a pitch against Baltimore last Tuesday.
 
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The Orioles cruise behind Garrett Olson, who is nearly unhittable through seven innings vs. the Yanks.  (AP)
The Orioles cruise behind Garrett Olson, who is nearly unhittable through seven innings vs. the Yanks. (AP)

Players of the Game
Baltimore

G. Olson
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 4
K 7
New York

H. Matsui
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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New York Yankees
Johnny Damon, LF4010011 .265
Derek Jeter, SS3000121 .282
Bobby Abreu, RF4000012 .288
Alex Rodriguez, 3B2000201 .289
Hideki Matsui, DH4130003 .331
Shelley Duncan, 1B4000023 .164
Robinson Cano, 2B4000012 .224
Chad Moeller, C2011110 .265
Melky Cabrera, CF4000004 .249
Totals3115148  
Batting
2B - Hideki Matsui (9, Walker)
RBI - Chad Moeller (8)
2-OUT RBI - Chad Moeller (4)
SB - Derek Jeter (3, 2nd base off Olson/Hernandez), Alex Rodriguez (3, 2nd base off Olson/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 8
New York Yankees
Darrell Rasner (L,3-1) 6511131 1.80
LaTroy Hawkins 0.2233120 6.08
Jose Veras 1.1222011 4.50
Pitches-Strikes - Darrell Rasner 98-68, LaTroy Hawkins 20-12, Jose Veras 19-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Darrell Rasner 4-11, Jose Veras 1-2
Batters Faced - Darrell Rasner 24, LaTroy Hawkins 5, Jose Veras 6
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B3100100 .258
Melvin Mora, 3B4111000 .239
Nick Markakis, RF4232000 .258
Aubrey Huff, DH4123001 .246
Luke Scott, LF3000111 .250
    Jay Payton, LF0000000 .237
Kevin Millar, 1B4010001 .236
Ramon Hernandez, C4110012 .215
Adam Jones, CF4010021 .253
Freddie Bynum, SS3000024 .234
Totals3369626  
Batting
2B - Nick Markakis (6, Rasner), Aubrey Huff (11, Rasner)
HR - Nick Markakis (9, Rasner), Aubrey Huff (8, Veras)
RBI - Melvin Mora (25), Nick Markakis 2 (24), Aubrey Huff 3 (28)
2-OUT RBI - Melvin Mora (10), Nick Markakis (7), Aubrey Huff 3 (12)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Nick Markakis 1
Baltimore Orioles
Garrett Olson (W,4-1) 7300470 4.09
Chad Bradford 1000010 2.70
Jamie Walker 1211000 4.20
HBP - Moeller (by Garrett Olson)
Pitches-Strikes - Garrett Olson 107-60, Chad Bradford 14-9, Jamie Walker 12-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Garrett Olson 4-9, Chad Bradford 1-1, Jamie Walker 1-2
Batters Faced - Garrett Olson 28, Chad Bradford 3, Jamie Walker 5
Game Information
Attendance - 34928
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Dana DeMuth