BALTIMORE (AP) — Robert Andino singled home the winning run in the 10th inning after tying it in the eighth, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Thursday.
Vladimir Guerrero homered, doubled twice and scored two runs for the Orioles, who celebrated their second straight extra-inning win over the Yankees by mobbing Andino at second base.
In the 10th, Nolan Reimold got an infield hit off Scott Proctor (0-1) with one out and advanced on a walk. Andino then hit a grounder inside third base that got Reimold home without a throw.
Clay Rapada (1-0) retired the only batter he faced in the 10th. New York starter Ivan Nova allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander was poised to tie a Yankees single-season rookie record with his 12th straight victory (over 13 starts) before Baltimore pulled even in the eighth. Although that mark is still possible, Nova’s run of eight consecutive winning starts ended.
Down 4-3, the Orioles missed a chance to tie it in the seventh when Nick Markakis was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a one-out double by Guerrero.
In the eighth, Mark Reynolds was cut down attempting to score on a single by Chris Davis, who took second on the play. Andino followed with an RBI single.
Derek Jeter and Eric Chavez each had two RBIs for the Yankees, whose lead in the AL East shrunk to two games, pending Boston’s game at Toronto on Thursday night.
It was the fourth game in four days between the division foes.
The first three were held at Yankee Stadium before both teams headed south to Camden Yards for a makeup of an Aug. 27 contest postponed by Hurricane Irene.
Afterward, New York headed to Los Angeles and the Orioles took off for Toronto.
“Definitely, it’s a lot of baseball in a short period of time,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before the game. “It’s one thing in April when guys are so fresh. It’s another thing when it’s so late.”
Although rain was in the forecast, the game started on time and was played without interruption.
Baltimore starter Alfredo Simon allowed four runs, six hits and a career-high six walks in four innings. Only 43 of his 88 pitches were strikes.
New York went up 3-0 in the second with an uprising fueled by three walks. Chavez drove in a run with an infield hit before Jeter delivered a two-run, two-out single.
Guerrero hit his 11th homer leading off the bottom half, only the fourth home run allowed by Nova in his last nine starts.
Mark Teixeira led off the third with a single, Simon walked Nick Swisher with two outs and Chavez followed with an RBI single to make it 4-1.
The Orioles got a run in the fourth when Guerrero doubled and scored on a groundout by Reynolds.
A one-out double by Nolan Reimold chased Nova in the sixth, and Boone Logan promptly gave up an RBI double to Davis.
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