Monday, August 29, 2011

MLB: Yankees 8, Orioles 3, 2nd game, Granderson gives two homers

Curtis Granderson homered twice to register as a leader in the majors with 38, while the Nova Rookie Ivan won his 10th straight decision and the Yankees beat the Orioles 8-3 in Baltimore in the second game of a double billboard which split the victories.

Nova (14-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven-plus innings, striking out seven batters and giving two walks. The right has won seven straight starts and has improved to 10-0 in 11 starts since June 3.

In the opener, rookie Zach Britton received just four hits over seven innings to the Baltimore Orioles achieved their longest streak of the season with six straight wins to win 2-1 against Bartolo Colon (8-9) and New York Yankees.

The Orioles had not won six straight games since April 2008.

However, defeat to shake off the early-morning, Granderson hit three-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the seventh. Dominican beat the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, who has 37 home runs and took the lead in the major leagues with 107 RBIs.

The match was tied at three before New York stick three homers in consecutive four-run sixth inning. After Robinson Cano was blown off by a man on base, Andruw Jones and Nick Swisher also connected a run of four corners.

It was the first time the Yankees hit three homers in a row from May 20, 2009, against Baltimore.

Brian Matusz (1-7) allowed six runs and six hits, including three home runs in five innings. Adam Jones drove in two runs for the Orioles, who ended his streak of six straight wins.

However, in the first meeting, the board just went from zero in the seventh inning when Nick Markakis doubled and Vladimir Guerrero followed with a single to tow.

Baltimore sealed the outcome in the eighth when Mark Reynolds started his third hits and scored JJ Hardy's single with two outs.

Derek Jeter played his 2402 th game with New York and broke the tie he had with Mickey Mantle for the highest number of encounters with the Yankees. Jeter went 4-0 as a DH. The captain was injured in the third inning and despite ending the game, missed the second with a knee problem.

In the first game for the Orioles, Vladimir Guerrero 3-1 with an RBI.

For the Yankees, Robinson Cano of 3-0 and Eduardo Nunez 3-0. The Francisco Cervelli 2-1.

In the second game for the Yankees, Cano Dominicans 5-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Nunez 4-0.

For the Orioles, the Dominican Guerrero 4-1.

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