Mark Reynolds continued to kill the Yankees on Sunday, blasting two home runs off of Phil Hughes to spoil what started off as a promising start. The Orioles chased the right-hander out of the game in the sixth before knocking the Yankees bullpen around in an 8-3 win, shrinking the Yankees’ lead in the division back to just two games.
Hughes cruised through four innings before allowing a leadoff shot to Reynolds in the fifth, and then things came unraveled in the sixth. Reynolds followed an RBI single from Matt Wieters with a three-run homer to give the O’s a lead that they would not relinquish. Matters became rather comical in an eighth inning in which Baltimore scored three more runs off of a combined five Yankee relievers to put the game out of reach.
One positive for the Yankees was the play of Chris Dickerson, who hit a two-run home run in the second, scored a run in the fifth and robbed Adam Jones of a home run in the seventh.
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