Game 29 : Behind the timely hitting of Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees edged the defending division champion Baltimore Orioles, 4-3. A-Rod had an RBI sac fly in the bottom of the first, then hit a rope over the centerfield fence in the third, breaking his tie with Wille Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list. A-Rod came inches from the record-setting homer in his first at bat, but was robbed by a great, leaping catch by Orioles right fielder Delmon Young.
Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi improved to 3-0, but needed 10 outs from the bullpen. Over 5.2 innings, Eovaldi was tagged with 3 earned runs (two on solo homers), walked 3, and struck out 3.
Here’s the box score, full recap, video highlights, and condensed game video.
Yankees 4, Orioles 3
FOOTNOTES: While these two organizations are joined at the hip historically, tonight’s game was their 2,131st head-to-head matchup, with the Yankees boasting a comfortable 1,262-856 lead. The New Yorkers have plated more runs against Baltimore than any other team in MLB with 10,540.