In the bottom of the third, Nick Markakis singled. Ty Wigginton hit a double to right and Markakis scored on a ground out by Miguel Tejada, giving Baltimore its first run of the night. The Yankees got the run back when Johnson walked to lead off the fifth. He scored after back-to-back singles by Cano and Cervelli. The Yankees got their final run in the top of the sixth when Swisher, Brett Gardner and Jeter hit back-to-back-to-back singles, giving the Yankees a commanding 8-1 lead.
Tejada led off the bottom of the inning with a double and moved to third on a single by Garrett Atkins. Nolan Reimold sent a sac fly to right and Tejada scored. Markakis hit a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh, to put the score at 8-3, but that was as close as the Orioles would get as Joba Chamberlain and Sergio Mitre did their part to finish out the game.
(really not much to complain about in last night’s game)
Alex Rodriguez: He did have a RBI, but he was also the only Yankee (with an at bat) to go without a hit. …