Play It Again

August 25, 2008|By Jeff Zrebiec

CABRERA CRUSHED AGAIN: : Seeking to become the first pitcher to beat the Yankees four times in a season since Chuck Finley did it in 1996, Daniel Cabrera was hammered for seven earned runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. With a fastball that didn't eclipse 92 mph, he walked three and didn't strike out a batter for the second time in 144 career starts.

BACK-TO-BACK: : The Orioles took the lead in the first on back-to-back homers by Melvin Mora and Aubrey Huff. It was the fifth time this season the Orioles have hit consecutive homers, and four of them have come against the Yankees.

GOOD HITTIN': : When Yankees reliever Edwar Ramirez threw behind the head of Kevin Millar last month, the Orioles first baseman said Ramirez was "good hittin.' " Brought on in the fifth to protect a two-run lead, Ramirez served up a tying homer to his first batter, Brian Roberts.

CAN'T SHAKE IT OFF: : This year continues to be a struggle for Orioles reliever Jamie Walker. Brought on in a tie game in the seventh, he allowed a 425-foot solo homer to Robinson Cano that ended up as the game-winner. Walker has given up nine homers this year.

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