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Greene sharp, Jeter gets two hits as Yanks beat O's

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BALTIMORE -- For much of the season, Shane Greene put up unspectacular numbers for Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.

Now a member of the New York Yankees, the rookie right-hander is dominating some of the best hitters in the big leagues.

Greene took a four-hitter into the eighth inning of his second major league start, and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Saturday.

Greene (2-0) struck out nine -- including Nelson Cruz three times -- and walked two in his third big league appearance. He didn't give up a hit until the fifth inning and allowed only two runners past second base in 7 1-3 innings.

"We were really excited about him in spring training and what he could possibly do for us," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We felt he could help us at some point this year, and the time is now."

It was Greene's second win in six days with the Yankees, the first coming at Cleveland, where the 25-year-old allowed two runs in six innings.

"He's stepping up, that's for sure," Girardi said.

After going a combined 12-10 in the minors last year, Greene was 5-2 with a 4.61 ERA this season against such teams as the Buffalo Bisons and Gwinnett Braves. Somehow, that translated into success against the Indians and AL East-leading Orioles.

"A dream come true," Greene said. "It means a lot that I got the opportunity and it means a lot that I can come up here and help the team win."

David Robertson, the third New York reliever, worked a perfect ninth for his 23rd save.

Brian McCann had three hits for the Yankees, who moved within four games of the Orioles in the AL East. New York is 3-5 against Baltimore this season.

It was only the third loss in 12 games for the Orioles, who finished with five hits. Chris Tillman (7-5) gave up three runs, seven hits and three walks in 6 2-3 innings.

"It's another one of those (performances) that kind of gets looked at but is not properly appreciated because of what the other guy was doing," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

The 3-4-5-6 hitters in the Baltimore lineup went 0 for 16 with 10 strikeouts. In addition to Cruz, Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy both struck out three times.

"(Greene) didn't leave much over the plate and worked both sides of the plate," Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis said. "We couldn't get much going against him."

The Yankees led 1-0 before chasing Tillman with a two-run seventh. Kelly Johnson led off with a single and advanced on a wild pitch before Derek Jeter hit a two-out RBI single to left.

That prompted the thousands of Yankees fans among the sellout crowd of 46,667 to chant "Derek Jeter! Derek Jeter!" -- saluting the 40-year-old team captain who will retire after this season.

Jacoby Ellsbury greeted T.J. McFarland with a broken-bat RBI double, and the inning ended when Ellsbury was cut down at the plate trying to score on McCann's single to center.

Ellsbury was the second New York runner to be thrown out at home, although it hardly mattered as the Yankees improved to 10-32 when scoring three runs or fewer.

An RBI double by Mark Teixeira gave New York a 1-0 lead in the third, but Jeter was thrown out trying to score on the play.

That would be the Yankees' final hit until McCann singled with one out in the sixth.

Greene allowed only a walk through four innings and struck out the first two batters in the fifth before Manny Machado grounded a single to left. Ryan Flaherty also singled before Nick Hundley struck out.

New York got runners on the corners with two outs in the sixth before former Oriole Brian Roberts whiffed on a high fastball with the count 0-2.

In the bottom half, the Orioles got successive singles from Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce before Adam Jones hit into a double play and Cruz struck out for the third time.

Notes

Chase Whitley will start for New York in Sunday night's series finale. Kevin Gausman will start for Baltimore. ... The Yankees designated RHP Matt Daley for assignment and activated LHP Jeff Francis, obtained in a trade with Oakland on Friday. "You don't want to put a limit on yourself. You just want to come here, you want to give the team good innings and help the team win. That's the goal," Francis said. ... Knowing Miguel Gonzalez wouldn't be needed before the All-Star break, Baltimore optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Norfolk and recalled C Steve Clevenger from the same club. Gonzalez will return July 22 to face the Angels, Showalter said. ... The sellout was Baltimore's second straight and seventh of the season.

 
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Derek Jeter contributes two hits for the Yankees, who move within four games of the first-place Orioles. (USATSI)
Derek Jeter contributes two hits for the Yankees, who move within four games of the first-place Orioles. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
New York

S. Greene
IP 7.1
H 4
ER 0
BB 2
K 9
New York

D. Jeter
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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New York (A.L.) Yankees
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brett Gardner, LF4100122 .278
Derek Jeter, SS5121001 .271
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3011112 .283
Mark Teixeira, 1B2011201 .239
Brian McCann, DH4030002 .238
Ichiro Suzuki, RF4000003 .300
Brian Roberts, 2B4000024 .243
Kelly Johnson, 3B4110002 .216
   Zelous Wheeler, 3B0000000 .263
Francisco Cervelli, C4010001 .273
Shane Greene, P0000000 .000
   David Huff, P0000000 .333
   Shawn Kelley, P0000000 .000
   David Robertson, P0000000 .000
Totals3439345  
Batting
2B - Jacoby Ellsbury (20, McFarland), Mark Teixeira (7, Tillman)
RBI - Derek Jeter (25), Jacoby Ellsbury (42), Mark Teixeira (48)
2-OUT RBI - Derek Jeter (7), Jacoby Ellsbury (19), Mark Teixeira (16)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - B. Roberts-Teixeira
New York (A.L.) Yankees
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shane Greene (W,2-0) 7.1400290 1.32
David Huff 0100000 4.46
Shawn Kelley (H,5) 0.2000010 3.77
David Robertson (S,23) 1000020 2.76
Pitches-Strikes - Shane Greene 106-65, David Huff 1-1, Shawn Kelley 7-4, David Robertson 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shane Greene 9-3
Batters Faced - Shane Greene 27, David Huff 1, Shawn Kelley 2, David Robertson 3
Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nick Markakis, RF4020000 .290
Steve Pearce, LF3010101 .319
Adam Jones, CF4000012 .303
Nelson Cruz, DH4000032 .285
Chris Davis, 1B4000030 .197
J.J. Hardy, SS4000030 .279
Manny Machado, 3B2010100 .269
Ryan Flaherty, 2B3010001 .226
Nick Hundley, C2000022 .260
   a-Steve Clevenger, PH-C1000000 .240
Chris Tillman, P0000000 .000
   T.J. McFarland, P0000000 .000
   Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
Totals31050212  
a-flied out for Hundley in the 8th
Batting
SB - Ryan Flaherty (1, 2nd base off Greene/Cervelli)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Adam Jones 1, Nick Markakis 1
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Tillman (L,7-5) 6.2733340 4.11
T.J. McFarland 0.1200100 3.22
Ryan Webb 2000010 3.18
IBB - Teixeira by T.J. McFarland
WP - Chris Tillman (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Tillman 96-60, T.J. McFarland 14-7, Ryan Webb 21-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Tillman 5-10, Ryan Webb 3-2
Batters Faced - Chris Tillman 29, T.J. McFarland 3, Ryan Webb 6
Game Information
Attendance - 46667
Game Time - 3:02
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Cory Blaser