(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds hit two of the Orioles six home runs, as the Orioles took game one of a four game series with the New York Yankees, 10-6 Thursday night.
The Yankees (77-60) and the Orioles (77-60) are now tied a top the AL East.
The Yankees scored five runs in the top of the eighth to tie the game at six, but Orioles outfielder Adam Jones knocked the go-ahead homer in the bottom half of the inning, and the O’s never looked back.
“We knew they were going to make a run at some point,” Reynolds, who has hit eight homers in his last seven games, said. “Their to good of a team to not put something together. You got to tip your hat to them. They got to one of our best pitchers Pedro Strop…they nodded the game up on us. But we were able to comeback, we’ve been resilient all year.”
Game 2 pits Phil Hughes (13-12) versus Wei-Yin Chen (12-8). Start time is approximately 7:05 p.m. ET.
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