Yankees beat the Orioles in 10 innings

David+AdamsTravis Hafner hit a home run to tie the game in the top of the ninth and the Yankees added two more in the top of the 10th beat the Orioles 6-4 after 10 innings in Camden Yards Monday night.

Hafner’s was actually the fourth homer of the game. Robinson Cano, David Adams, and Lyle Overbay each hit solo shots as well. Hafner’s shot tied in at 4-4 in the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki leadoff the 10th with a double, Vernon Wells doubled him in and Hafner hit a RBI-single to right that made it 6-4.

CC Sabathia started the game, he did so so considering how it ended, but it was the bullpen that really saved this game. Shawn Kelley came in and kept the damage from burying the Yankees in the seventh. Kelley along with Boone Logan, David Robertson, and Mariano Rivera combined for this line: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.

• Shawn Kelley keeps rolling along. After his first four atrocious appearances, he has 24 strikeouts and two walks in 13 innings. Ignore his 5.40 ERA.

• David Adams hit the first home run of his major league career. It was a nice shot to left that just stayed fair. He’s now hitting .333 though he’s still looking for his first walk.

• Cano hit his league leading 13th home run. He also picked up a pair of walks which is good because his .337 OBP has been a little lacking.

• This was a good game for Brian Cashman fans. Vernon Wells went 1-for-2 with the game winning RBI, Travis Hafner went 2-for-5 with the game tying home run, and Lyle Overbay went 2-for-5 with a homer. Three not so obvious moves that the Yankees made that are really paying off.

• Reid Brignac made his Yankees debut. He went 0-for-2 and was eventually lifted for Wells.

• Travis Hafner stole a base, his second of the season. He stole two bags from 2009 through 2012.

Photo credit: (May 16, 2013 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America).

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8 Responses to Yankees beat the Orioles in 10 innings

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    I continue to be surprised by how good Wells is playing. I know he was injured these last few years, and I always thought he'd rebound, but the guy is not washed up at all. Bet Anaheim wishes they had him now.

  2. Mike Baker says:

    This team are have such a swagger to them that every game i watch and there down i think there going to come back, like today for example i felt they would tie the game off Johnson.

  3. treilly8 says:

    Hafner, Wells and Overbay continue to come through for the Yankees: http://bigapplebaseballblog.com/2013/05/21/hafner

  4. Mike Sommer says:

    They are like the little engine that could.

  5. mikefoxtrot says:

    —- This was a good game for Brian Cashman fans. Vernon Wells went 1-for-2 with the game winning RBI, Travis Hafner went 2-for-5 with the game tying home run, and Lyle Overbay went 2-for-5 with a homer. Three not so obvious moves that the Yankees made that are really paying off.—-

    exec of the year?

    • I wouldn't go that far just yet. He's still the GM that cut Chris Dickerson and carries Ben Francisco. He also risked losing David Adams for nothing. And he got extremely lucky with Wells. It's not like it was some genius move. He even admitted that. He's good, but let's not get carried away.

      • olie says:

        I never did understand why they let Dickerson go unless it was the fact he hit left handed like the other outfielders at the time. He looked good when called on last year!

        • Rob Abruzzese says:

          That was pretty much the thinking. They figured with Granderson, Gardner, and Ichiro they didn't need another lefty. They may have been right because Dickerson does hit righties better than lefties, but he's certainly better than Francisco and does hit righties well. With all of the injuries they had they certainly would have put him to good use. Maybe they don't get Vernon Wells if he sticks around though. It's hard to say.