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Orioles rally against Yankees bullpen for 7-5 victory


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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jonathan Schoop homered to spark a five-run sixth inning, Chris Davis had three RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Yankees 7-5 Wednesday night.

Manny Machado hit his first home run of the season and Caleb Joseph went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Orioles, who took two of three from New York.

Alex Rodriguez homered for the Yankees, his second following a yearlong drug suspension. But last-place New York lost its third straight series to start the season, all within the AL East.

Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi struck out nine over five innings and left with a 3-2 lead. The right-hander was in position to end a run of eight straight losses, a streak that started last August with the Marlins, but the New York bullpen couldn't hold the advantage.

David Carpenter (0-1) gave up a leadoff homer to Schoop and Delmon Young greeted reliever Tom Wilson with a pinch-hit RBI single. Davis followed with a two-run double and Joseph capped the uprising with a run-scoring single off Chris Martin.

New York's bullpen came in with a 1.73 ERA.

Brad Brach (1-0) pitched two innings of hitless relief for Baltimore following starter Bud Norris, who allowed three runs in five innings. Norris was attempting to become the third pitcher in history to win his first five starts against the Yankees.

New York got a run-scoring fly from Brian McCann in the eighth, and another run scored on a wild pitch by Tommy Hunter.

Zach Britton worked the ninth for his third save.

It was apparent early on that neither starting pitcher was going to be very effective.

After Davis snapped an 0-for-10 skid with an RBI single in the first inning, New York went up 2-1 in the third. Norris retired the first two batters before Carlos Beltran hit a two-run double off the top of the wall in right-center.

Rodriguez sent a 2-0 pitch deep into the left-field seats in the fourth, the 656th home run of his career, and Machado hit a solo shot in the bottom half before Eovaldi worked out of a bases-loaded jam.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: OF Brett Gardner missed a second straight game since being hit with a pitch on his right wrist Monday. He hopes to return Friday following an off day. Also, LH Chris Capuano (strained right quadriceps) is still about a month away from coming off the DL, manager Joe Girardi said.

Orioles: Utility player Jimmy Paredes (back) and shortstop J.J. Hardy (left shoulder strain) both could start a rehabilitation assignment with Class AA Bowie on Friday, manager Buck Showalter said.

UP NEXT

Yankees: New York sends RH Adam Warren (0-1, 1.69 ERA) to the mound Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Tampa Bay.

Orioles: Following an off day Thursday, the Orioles open a four-game series in Boston. Each game has a different starting time: 7:10 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 1:35 p.m. and 11:05 a.m.

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