Lopez quest gets bashed by Yanks

ORIOLES NOTEBOOK

Bid for 10th win turns into 18th loss on Abreu HR

Yankees 5 Orioles 4

September 27, 2006|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter

NEW YORK -- Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo had been contemplating granting Rodrigo Lopez another start before the season was over to give the pitcher a shot at his 10th win. Call it a reward for Lopez's toughness during the most trying season of his career.

Perlozzo did the next closest thing last night at Yankee Stadium, inserting Lopez into a tie game after a back injury forced starter Hayden Penn off the mound.

Orioles@Yankees Tonight, 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Kris Benson (11-11, 4.49) vs. Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang (18-6, 3.57)

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