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Yankees use 10-run fourth to slide by Orioles

Sep 30, 2007 - 3:42 AM By Rich Dubroff PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

BALTIMORE (Ticker) - Shelley Duncan had two hits, including a two-run home run, as the New York Yankees exploded for 10 runs in the fourth inning and beat the Baltimore Orioles, 11-10, on Saturday night.

The Yankees have safely secured the AL wild card, having lost any chance to win the American League East with a defeat on Friday night.

With just one game remaining in the regular season, manager Joe Torre decided to rest several of his regulars.

Even without Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon, New York sent 12 men to the plate in the fourth - and the first nine scored.

Duncan had a single and his seventh home run of the year to cap the fourth, Melky Cabrera added a two-run double and Robinson Cano a two-run single. Wilson Betemit, Jason Giambi and Bronson Sardinha also drove in runs during the Yankees' huge inning. Another run scored on an error.

It was Duncan's 28th birthday - and his home run made it a special day.

"I didn't even put it together that I hit a home run on my birthday until really, really late in the game," Duncan said.

The 10 runs tied a Yankees' season high for an inning and erased an early 6-1 Baltimore lead.

Daniel Cabrera (9-18) was charged with seven of the runs and finished the season on a eight-game winless streak. Only one Orioles pitcher in team history has lost more than 18 in a season.

"Don't ask me any questions about Daniel because he's fine," Miguel Tejada said. "It's been a tough year for him and for everybody."

Andy Pettitte (15-9) sputtered his way through five innings, allowing nine runs to record the win. He's now 22-6 all-time against the Orioles.

"I'm extremely disappointed in this outing," Pettitte said. "You never want to go out there and get knocked around." Torre has not decided if Pettitte will start the first or second game of the American League Divisional Series, but with little at stake, he thought Pettitte was not himself.

"The intensity with which we've played for so long, I think it's a natural," Torre said. "Physically, he was fine. We wanted to take him out an inning earlier. He just wanted to get his work in and that's what happened."

Edwar Ramirez pitched a perfect sixth and Ron Villone pitched the next two innings - allowing a one-out solo shot to Jay Payton in the eighth - before turning the ninth over to Jose Veras, who posted his second save in as many chances.

Nick Markakis had three hits, including a two-run home run for Baltimore, which has lost 27 of its last 38 games. The Orioles have allowed 10 or more runs in a game 18 times this year, with 10 of them coming since the 30-3 loss on August 22 against that triggered the long losing stretch.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY YANKEES 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 11 14 1
    BALTIMORE 2 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 10 9 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYY - ANDY PETTITTE, EDWAR RAMIREZ (6TH), RON VILLONE (7TH), JOSE
    VERAS (9TH) AND JORGE POSADA, JOSE MOLINA (6TH)
    BAL - DANIEL CABRERA, KURT BIRKINS (4TH), VICTOR S

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  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JAY PAYTON (7) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF RON VILLONE.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 11, BALTIMORE 10
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: T REDMAN (.331, 0-FOR-2, SAC)

    Yankees vs. OriolesSep 29 9:50 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY RAMON HERNANDEZ (9) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 1 OUT IN THE 5TH OFF ANDY PETTITTE SCORED NICK MARKAKIS AND
    KEVIN MILLAR.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 11, BALTIMORE 9
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J PAYTON (.256, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Yankees vs. OriolesSep 29 8:56 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY SHELLEY DUNCAN (7) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF VICTOR SANTOS SCORED ROBINSON CANO.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 11, BALTIMORE 6
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: B SARDINHA (.286, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROBINSON CANO SCORED BOBBY ABREU AND JASON
    GIAMBI.
    SITUATION: 8 RUNS IN, R CANO ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 9
    BALTIMORE 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J POSADA (.339, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON GIAMBI SCORED WILSON BETEMIT.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, J GIAMBI ON SECOND, B ABREU ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 7
    BALTIMORE 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.306, 1-FOR-2)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WILSON BETEMIT SCORED MELKY CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, W BETEMIT ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 6
    BALTIMORE 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: B ABREU (.285, 2-FOR-2)

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    GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    BALTIMORE 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: W BETEMIT (.197, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY LUIS HERNANDEZ ALLOWED SHELLEY DUNCAN TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, B SARDINHA ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    BALTIMORE 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M CABRERA (.273, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRONSON SARDINHA SCORED JORGE POSADA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B SARDINHA ON FIRST, S DUNCAN ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 2
    BALTIMORE 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A GONZALEZ (.125, 0-FOR-1)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY RAMON HERNANDEZ SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MILLAR ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    BALTIMORE 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J PAYTON (.257, 0-FOR-0, BB)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BRONSON SARDINHA ALLOWED NICK MARKAKIS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K MILLAR ON SECOND, M TEJADA ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    BALTIMORE 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.258, 1-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. OriolesSep 29 7:57 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED JAY PAYTON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ROBERTS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    BALTIMORE 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.276, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Yankees vs. OriolesSep 29 7:40 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY LUIS HERNANDEZ SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PAYTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    BALTIMORE 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.290, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. OriolesSep 29 7:38 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JORGE POSADA SCORED ROBINSON CANO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J POSADA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    BALTIMORE 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: S DUNCAN (.250, 6 HR, 15 RBI)

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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY NICK MARKAKIS (23) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF ANDY PETTITTE SCORED MELVIN MORA.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0, BALTIMORE 2
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M TEJADA (.297, 18 HR, 81 RBI)

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