Orioles muscle up on Garcia
Brian Matusz got off to another rocky start today, giving up two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning, but the Orioles struck back hard at Yankees right-hander Freddy Garcia in the top of the second.
Nick Markakis already had gotten them on the board with a solo homer in the first, but six of the first seven batters reached base in the second. Vladimir Guerrero started the rally with a leadoff single; Mark Reynolds hammered a one-out double off the fence in left center; and Robert Andino tied the score with an RBI single.
Kyle Hudson registered his first major league RBI on a chopper to first when Mark Teixeira tried to make a play at the plate and Andino slid under Russell Martin's tag.
The score: Orioles 5, Yankees 2. But there's a very long way to go and Matusz has been fighting with his control.