Vernon Wells extends the New York Yankees’ winning streak to five games, coming back against the Baltimore Orioles in the final inning to open up their big American League East series over the weekend.
Orioles closer Jim Johnson was responsible for both runs. The action all started with David Adams hitting a single to right field then Gardner reaching on a fielding error by Johnson. Both of them reach scoring position after Ichiro Suzuki lands a sacrifice bunt.
After Robinson Cano was intentionally walked to have the double play ready, he then walked in a run after facing Travis Hafner. That’s when Wells landed the game-winner on a ground ball to left field.
Wells also had a single in the fourth inning, and was the Yankees’ first run of the game when Luis Cruz brought him in on a line drive to center. Wells was the only player with multiple hits for the Yankees tonight.
The result is also the Orioles’ second straight loss, putting them at 48-39 on the season. They are now just a half game ahead of the Yankees and are currently five games behind the Boston Red Sox who are playing the Los Angeles Angels later tonight.