Orioles 3, Yankees 2 (10 innings)

Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

BALTIMORE -- Nate McLouth led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run off Vidal Nuno, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees,.
McLouth sent a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right-center off Nuno (1-1), who had just entered the game to start the inning. It was McLouth's fourth homer of the season.
Struggling Baltimore closer Jim Johnson, who blew his last three save chances, got the win.
Johnson (2-4) came on in the top of the 10th with the game tied. He missed on save chances against the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Yankees in the past week, but he needed just eight pitches to retire New York in order Tuesday.
New York (28-17) lost a game after scoring first for the first time this season. The Yankees, who got a run in the top of the first, are now 19-1 in those games.
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who came off the 15-day disabled list before the game after recovering from a blister on his right thumb, made an effective start. In his first appearance since May 3 against the Los Angeles Angels, Gonzalez gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings.
New York starter Phil Hughes also had a good rebound performance. He didn't make it out of the first inning of his last start, but this time he allowed two runs on five hits in six innings.
Neither team threatened much after the Orioles tied the game in the fifth. After Gonzalez and Hughes left, both bullpens pitched well.
The Yankees jumped ahead in the first inning for the second consecutive night. Brett Gardner led off with a double off Gonzalez and scored on Travis Hafner's two-out single for a 1-0 New York lead.
Baltimore caught up in the third when Chris Dickerson led off with a homer to right-center against Hughes.
The Yankees quickly took the lead back in the top of the fifth. Vernon Wells led off with a double and scored the tie-breaking run when Hafner followed with an RBI single.
Dickerson struck again in the fifth, crushing a Hughes fastball far over the right field scoreboard to tie the game at 2-2. But the Orioles left two on with two outs for the second time when Jones grounded back to Hughes.
NOTES: The multi-homer game was the first of Dickerson's career. ... Jones remains perfect in stolen bases. He stole a base Monday and now is 8-for-8 this season -- but he was the DH in this game, giving his sore right leg a rest. ... New York came into this game as the only major league team not to lose a game this season when scoring the first run. The Yankees did that again Monday night and improved to 19-0 on the season when getting on the board first. ... Yankees RHP Shawn Kelley entered in the seventh inning and retired the only batter he faced on a popout. Kelley has struck out 15 of the last 22 batters he's faced and 33 overall in 18 2/3 innings.

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