The New York Yankees bullpen has been a huge strength of the team this year. They wouldn’t be 28-17 without them. Sometimes, they will give up a run in a big spot. That’s what rookie Vidal Nuno did in the 10th inning, as Nate McLouth‘s walk-off homer led the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory.
It was the first time all year the Yankees lost a game when they got the lead first. They did in the first. Brett Gardner led off the game with a double, and three batters later, Travis Hafner drove him home. The Orioles answered in the third, when ex-Yankee Chris Dickerson hit his second homer of the year.
The game wouldn’t stay tied for long. In the fourth, Vernon Wells led off with a double, and Hafner drove him home with a single. Dickers0n answered in the fifth with his second homer of the night. The game would stay tied until the McLouth’s homer.
YGY Player Of The Game: Hafner
Notes: The Yankees have reached a deal with Manchester FC to co-own an MLS team. It will be the league’s 20th team, and begin play in 2015. It’s possible they could play their home games at the stadium. For every strikeout he gets this season, David Robertson will donate $100 to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado tragadies. Chris Stewart should be able to play at some point this weekend in Tampa Bay.