Monday, September 6, 2010

After Series Win Over Rays, O's Sink Yanks

After an 8-7 victory over Tampa at home on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles took down the Yankees in New York with a 4-3 win on Monday.

The O's have now won three straight over the best two teams in baseball...the Yankees (86-52) own the best record in the Majors, while Tampa Bay lurks just a few games behind and lead in the race for the Wild Card. The Orioles (52-86) own one of the worst records in baseball, but have managed to compete with these playoff-bound teams as if they belong in the hunt for October...

The starting pitching has held it's own, with Chris Tillman keeping the game within reach on Sunday and Brian Matusz holding down New York's potent offense on Labor Day. The bullpen has continued to impress, and Koji Uehara has been nearly unstoppable as the O's closer. Uehara has now appeared in three straight games and is a perfect 7-for-7 in save situations since Buck Showalter has taken over...

The Birds can make it four straight, and guarantee a series victory, with a win over the Yankees on Tuesday night. Jake Arrieta takes the mound for the Birds...he'll take on CC Sabathia, who hasn't lost to Baltimore since Opening Day of 2009.

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