Yanks pour it on O's, 14-5

Rookie Roberts loses composure, allows 9 runs in Mussina win

May 12, 2001|By Joe Strauss | Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF

NEW YORK - Reality and Mike Mussina reintroduced themselves to the Orioles and 40,433 witnesses last night at Yankee Stadium. No more Tampa Bay Devil Rays, No more forgiveness for slipshod starting pitching. Instead, No. 35 and the New York Yankees dealt the Orioles a familiar fate in a 14-5 beating that left the visitors with their seventh loss in nine games.

Jumping rookie starter Willis Roberts for five first-inning runs and nine earned runs before he could get his 10th out, the Yankees rid the game of suspense before Mussina even broke a sweat.

Opponent: New York Yankees

Site: Yankee Stadium, New York

Time: 1:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: Ch. 13/WBAL (1090 AM)

Starters: Orioles' Jason Johnson (2-2, 3.40) vs. Yankees' Ted Lilly (1-0, 5.29)

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