Last night, the Orioles scored seven, two-out runs in the second inning, and the Yankees clearly liked the idea. In today’s series finale, the Yankees did the exact same thing in the third, building a massive lead on their way to an 12-3 win that snapped a four-game losing streak. The Yankees scored two runs in the first and two more in the second, but they broke the game open in the third when they batted around and capped the scoring with a grand slam by Robinson Cano. The top four hitters in the Yankees lineup combined for nine hits, and Jayson Nix added three hits at the bottom of the order. Phil Hughes pitched in and out of trouble all day, allowing nine hits and two walks, but giving up just one run through six innings. Joba Chamberlain made his big league return in the seventh and allowed a home run on his second pitch. He gave up two runs in an inning and two-thirds.
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