Jul 13, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) congratulates left fielder Brett Gardner (11) after he hit a home run during the first inning Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Recap: Yankees Fall To O’s In Rain Shortened Game


Coming off a win Saturday against the Orioles, the Yankees were looking to take the series Sunday night, and head into the All-Star break on a high note.

The Yankees struck first when Brett Gardner led off the game with a home run to make it 1-0, Yankees.

Chase Whitley got the start for the Yankees, and looked good early, allowing no runs through the first three innings. But that all changed in the fourth, when after Nelson Cruz worked a walk, Chris Davis launched his 15th homer of the year into the right field seats, t0 put the Orioles ahead 2-1. Jonathon Schoop would eventually add an RBI single in the inning, to make it 3-1 O’s.

The Yankees went down quietly in the top of the fifth inning, and then the rain started. The game was delayed for over 2 hours, and was eventually called, giving the Orioles the 3-1 victory, and dropping the Yankees to a .500 record at the break (47-47).

The Yankees will not play again until Friday, July 18, against the Reds at the Stadium.

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