The Yankees comeback fell one run short tonight, and they were left with their third straight loss at Yankee Stadium. The second-place Orioles escaped with a 5-4 win, holding on after Eric Chavez and Ichiro Suzuki hit back-to-back homers to pull the Yankees within a run in the bottom of the seventh. The Yankees never got the final run they needed to complete the rally and have now lost eight of their past 11. The Yankees took an early lead on Chavez’s RBI single in the second inning, but the Orioles answered right back with a solo homer in the third. Back-to-back sacrifice flies put the Orioles in front 3-1 in the fifth, then they build breathing room with two more runs in the seventh. Freddy Garcia allowed three runs through six innings.
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