Derek Jeter was hit in the hand by a pitch in the bottom of the inning, an injury that would lead to his exit before his next at bat. In the fourth inning, Eric Chavez walked and Russell Martin reached on an error. Eduardo Nunez singled to left, loading the bases for Brett Gardner. Gardner grounded a triple to right, clearing the bases and putting the Yankees ahead. Curtis Granderson grounded out, but Gardner scored and the Yankees held a 4-1 lead.
Adam Jones gave the Orioles a chance to rally in the top of the sixth as he singled to left. He stole second and scored on a single by Vladimir Guerrero. The Pinstripes had a chance to get some insurance in the bottom of the inning, when Martin and Nunez were walked with no outs. Gardner, Francisco Cervelli and Granderson went down in order to end the threat. The Yankees held on, however, and took the 4-2 victory.
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Francisco Cervelli made his first professional appearance as a second baseman Sunday. …