Orioles cruise past Yankees
The Associated Press reported Friday the Baltimore Orioles put together a seven-run sixth inning to beat the New York Yankees 8-2.
Daniel Cabrera (1-0) guided the Orioles to the victory by taking a four-hitter into the seventh inning. In addition, Jay Payton and Melvin Mora both had two RBIs in the sixth inning to help gave the Orioles a huge lead.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes had only given up one run before the Orioles slammed Hughes for 7 runs in the sixth inning that saw 11 men step up to the plate. Baltimore got seven hits with all of them being singles.
Nick Markakis started the sixth with a single that was followed by singles by Kevin Millar and Luke Scott. Aubrey Huff popped out and Adam Jones followed with an infield single that drove in a run.
Orioles’ second baseman Brian Roberts grounded out, but Melvin Mora came up with a two-run single off of Yankees’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Markikas came up to bat again and hit another single.
Hughes (0-3) gave up a career-high five runs and has lost his last three starts in a row.
MLB.com reported the Yankees dropped the opener of a 10-game, 11-day road trip.
Hughes is hyped to be New York’s top pitching prospect, but has failed to live up to the status.
Chad Moeller hit his first homerun of the season and had two RBIs.