Adam Jones quickly ceded his temporary place as the center of Yankee Stadium attention. By the time he came to the plate in the first inning, there were a number of boos directed at him because of his comments on fans rushing the field, but almost all eyes were on Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka’s Yankee Stadium debut didn’t draw a sellout crowd on a chilly evening. Even though the stands weren’t filled, Tanaka, who signed a seven-year, $155 million contract in January, still was greeted with an air of expectation. He was gone by the ninth inning when the Orioles rallied for two runs against Shawn Kelley and beat the Yankees 5-4 before 39,412 on Wednesday night. Jones heard all the Tanaka questions, endured all the hype. He saw Tanaka strike out 10 Orioles in seven innings. He knows he’ll be facing him again and again. “We don’t care, We got the W. That’s all that matters,” Jones said. “It’s nothing special to me. He’s just another pitcher in their rotation. He’s just another guy we have to go through to get to where we want to be.” The Orioles (4-5) won their first series of the season and their first at Yankee Stadium since 2012. It took four straight hits and a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and a harrowing escape by Tommy Hunter in the bottom of the ninth. With the game tied at 3, Ryan Flaherty led off with a double to center. Jonathan Schoop singled to right, and Nick Markakis followed with a single to right, and the Orioles led 4-3.
Orioles beat Yankees with 9th inning scores
CSN Baltimore | Apr 10