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Late night pop for Yankees in 5-3 victory over Baltimore

The New York Yankees (87-53) and some very loyal fans waited four hours, but still were able to find pop in their 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles (55-85). The Bombers tallied three homers in the late night special.

The Bombers needing to wait out the heavy rain in the New York City area, due to the fact that there aren’t many more days left to make-up baseball. It was a sloppy game between the teams, as it was a game full of wild throws, fielding misadventures, four errors and two wild pitches.

Capping off the night for the Yankees were homers by Brett Gardner (7), Jorge Posada (12) and Francisco Cervelli (4), as the Bombers have now won their sixth straight game.

Closer Mariano Rivera continues his march on history, as the righty is three saves away from being the all-time leader in Major League Baseball. Holding that mark currently was Trevor Hoffman, with 601.

The Yankees will wrap-up this three-game set by sending out starter A.J. Burnett (9-11, 5.25 ERA), who may have saved his spot in the Bombers rotation with a stellar start against the Red Sox last Thursday. Burnett currently holds a 1-2 record with a 7.91 ERA in three starts against the Orioles.

Baltimore will counter with Zach Britton (9-9, 4.22 ERA), who has won three straight starts since returning from the disabled list. Britton allowed two runs and four hits in six innings in the Orioles 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday.

Written on September 7, 2011
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