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New York Yankees Rally in Seventh Inning for Comeback Win Over Baltimore Orioles

September 1st, 2012 at 8:40 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

The New York Yankees were able to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 in a crucial game on Saturday, after coming from behind with a seventh inning rally to take the lead. Eduardo Nunez, who was called up Saturday morning when rosters expanded, played a key role in New York's victory. 

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With the Yankees down 3-0 in the fourth inning, Robinson Cano got the team on the board with a solo home run. 

The score would remain 3-1 until the seventh inning, when Eduardo Nunez would hit an RBI single to bring the Yankees within one run. Later in the inning, Derek Jeter would walk with the bases loaded to pick up an RBI and tie the game. 

The following batter, Nick Swisher, would hit a routine ground ball to Orioles shortstop JJ Hardy, but an error allowed him to reach base safely and score Nunez to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. 

Getting the win for the Yankees was Boone Logan, who pitched two innings of relief while allowing just one hit and no runs. The left-hander is now 6-2 this season. 

David Phelps started the game for the Yankees, pitching four and two third innings and allowing three runs. The rookie right-hander struggled with his control, walking six batters. 

Finishing the game for the Yankees was David Robertson and Rafael Soriano, who pitched a scoreless inning each. Robertson earned a hold in the eighth inning and Soriano picked up the save in the ninth.

Cody Eppley also entered the game, retiring the only batter he faced. 

The Yankees and Orioles will play the final game of the three game series on Sunday at 1:05 PM ET. The Yankees currently hold a three game lead over the Orioles for the AL East division lead. 

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Boone Logan, Eduardo Nunez, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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