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New York at Baltimore

W: A. Castillo (1-0) L: D. Robertson (0-1)
S: A. Simon (1)
HR: NYY - J. Posada (5)   BAL - None

Orioles 5, Yankees 4

CBSSports.com wire reports

BALTIMORE -- There haven't been too many victories for the Orioles to savor this season, so manager Dave Trembley didn't know where to start after Baltimore became the last team in the majors to win at home this season.

"There are a lot of things to talk about," Trembley said. "It was a night of firsts."

Not only was Baltimore's 5-4 victory against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night their first at home, but it also provided the Orioles with their first winning streak of the season.

It didn't come easy.

Alfredo Simon recorded the first save of his major league career after the Yankees scored two unearned runs in the ninth and got the potential tying run to third base.

"After all the other stuff we've gone through the previous 19 games, the ninth inning tonight was a piece of cake," Trembley said with a wry grin.

Cesar Izturis had three RBI for the Orioles (4-16), who finally have back-to-back victories after beating Boston on Sunday. Baltimore has played in 12 games decided by two runs or fewer, and has won only three of them.

But maybe this one, over the defending World Series champions, indicates better times ahead.

"I think we swung the bats well in Boston and we started out this homestand swinging the bats well," starting pitcher Kevin Millwood said. "I think we're all excited to see how this thing turns around a little bit."

Baltimore was 0-6 at Camden Yards before holding off New York in front of a crowd of 20,536 on a chilly night.

"Hopefully we can rattle off a bunch of wins and start packing this building," infielder Ty Wigginton said. "When you're playing well and the fans are coming out, it's fun."

Jorge Posada hit a home run, and Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher each had three hits for the Yankees, who have lost four of five after an 11-3 start.

New York closed to 5-4 in the ninth after Izturis misplayed a two-out grounder to shortstop, but Alex Rodriguez grounded into a fielder's choice with runners at the corners to end the game.

Yankees starter Phil Hughes allowed one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander issued three of his four walks in the first two innings, which elevated his pitch count and led to an early departure.

"It was a struggle, for sure. I didn't have my best stuff," he said. "Command was pretty bad early. I tried to battle and do the best I could."

As soon as he left, the New York bullpen gave up the lead. Boone Logan walked Luke Scott and was replaced by David Robertson (0-1), who hit Wigginton with a pitch and gave up successive two-out RBI singles to Rhyne Hughes, Nolan Reimold and Izturis.

Baltimore came into the game batting .108 with two outs and runners in scoring position.

"It's pretty frustrating," Robertson said. "Hughes battled his butt off out there and gave us a chance. [Then] I come in and let it snowball. I got ahead OK a couple of times, but when I had the opportunity to get someone out I just didn't make the pitch."

Izturis singled in an unearned run in the ninth after an error by shortstop Derek Jeter.

Alberto Castillo (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of one-hit relief, Jim Johnson worked the eighth and Simon got three outs in his first appearance in the big leagues since undergoing elbow reconstruction surgery last May.

"I am very happy they gave me an opportunity to close the game," Simon said.

Baltimore went up 1-0 in the second inning when Hughes gave up back-to-back singles, then issued back-to-back walks to Reimold and Izturis to force in a run. Hughes avoided further damage by getting Adam Jones to bounce into an inning-ending double play.

A run-scoring grounder by Brett Gardner tied it in the third, and a big inning loomed when Mark Teixeira walked to load the bases with one out. But Rodriguez lined out to third and Cano hit a fly ball to right.

Posada led off the fourth with his fifth home run, his second in two games. The drive ended a 2-for-17 slump.


  • Randy Winn got his first hit with New York, but made a poor throw from right on Hughes' single in the sixth.
  • Orioles RHP Koji Uehara (hamstring) pitched a scoreless inning for Double-A Bowie in a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night.
  • The Orioles summoned Simon from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned RHP Kam Mickolio to the same club.
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Players of the Game

C. Izturis
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
New York

N. Swisher
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0

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Brett Gardner, LF5001020 .296
Mark Teixeira, 1B3011210 .129
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5000016 .274
Robinson Cano, 2B4030003 .389
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Curtis Granderson, CF4000032 .231
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HR - Jorge Posada (5, Millwood)
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2-OUT RBI - Mark Teixeira (3)
CS - Robinson Cano (2, 2nd base by Millwood/Wieters)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Rodriguez-Cano-Teixeira
E - Derek Jeter (2, Misplayed grounder), Jorge Posada (2, Throwing)
New York Yankees
Phil Hughes 5.2211420 2.00
Boone Logan0011100 3.86
David Robertson (BS,2; L,0-1) 0.1322010 10.80
Alfredo Aceves 2210110 4.70
HBP - Wigginton (by David Robertson)
Pitches-Strikes - Phil Hughes 109-68, Boone Logan 6-2, David Robertson 21-13, Alfredo Aceves 31-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Phil Hughes 4-10, Alfredo Aceves 4-2
Batters Faced - Phil Hughes 22, Boone Logan 1, David Robertson 5, Alfredo Aceves 10
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Adam Jones, CF5010013 .211
Nick Markakis, RF5000012 .263
Matt Wieters, C2000200 .314
Miguel Tejada, 3B4000002 .266
Luke Scott, DH2210201 .217
Ty Wigginton, 2B3110001 .327
    Julio Lugo, PR-2B0100000 .107
Rhyne Hughes, 1B4111024 .385
Nolan Reimold, LF2011101 .196
    Lou Montanez, PR-LF1000001 .167
Cesar Izturis, SS3023100 .259
2B - Adam Jones (3, Aceves)
RBI - Rhyne Hughes (3), Nolan Reimold (6), Cesar Izturis 3 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Rhyne Hughes (1), Nolan Reimold (2), Cesar Izturis 2 (3)
SB - Julio Lugo (1, 3rd base off Aceves/Posada)
Team LOB - 9
E - Cesar Izturis (2, Misplayed grounder), Miguel Tejada (5, Misplayed grounder)
Baltimore Orioles
Kevin Millwood 5.1522341 3.38
Alberto Castillo (W,1-0) 1.2100030 0.00
Jim Johnson (H,3) 1100000 6.23
Alfredo Simon (S,1) 1220120 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Millwood 112-69, Alberto Castillo 21-15, Jim Johnson 14-11, Alfredo Simon 29-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Millwood 7-5, Jim Johnson 2-1, Alfredo Simon 2-0
Batters Faced - Kevin Millwood 24, Alberto Castillo 5, Jim Johnson 4, Alfredo Simon 7
Game Information
Attendance - 20536
Game Time - 3:24
Temperature - 54
Umpires - Home - Wally Bell, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - James Hoye