Saturday, September 12, 2009

O's Win Against Yankees; Derek Jeter Passes Lou Gehrig as All-Time Yankees Hit Leader...

The eyes of the baseball world were on the Bronx last night as history -- depending on your perspective -- was made.

Derek Jeter finally became the all-time Yankee hit leader passing Lou Gehrig with a third inning single of Baltimore's Chris Tillman; however, the Orioles would spoil the momentous evening for New York fans by jumping all over their bullpen. Down 4-1 at the start of the fifth inning, the Orioles would score nine runs off a shaky New York bullpen and emerge victorious, 10-4, over the Yankees. Damaso Marte, who pitched in relief took the loss for New York, as Andy Pettitte started on the mound for New York, but left after five innings and didn't factor into the decision.

The Orioles endured two crazy rain delays -- one at the beginning, the other in the seventh inning -- to earn the win. Tillman -- who started the game for Baltimore on the mound -- earned the win as he went five innings and gave up four runs, while Mark Hendrickson pitched three innings of shutout relief for his first save of the season.

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