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New York Yankees Beat Orioles 8-5 for Fourth Win in Five Games

May 15, 2012

The New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 for their fourth win in five games as Mark Teixeira’s seventh-inning home run snapped a 5-5 tie.

Curtis Granderson added a solo homer and Nick Swisher had a two-run double last night as the Yankees improved to 4-0 this Major League Baseball season at Baltimore’s Camden Yards.

David Phelps got the win in relief of Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova, who left the game after 5 1/3 innings with a right foot injury. New York’s Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth inning for his second save. Reliever David Robertson was unavailable because of rib cage soreness and may undergo precautionary tests later today, manager Joe Girardi said.

Reliever Frank Francisco, who allowed five earned runs in his previous two appearances, rebounded to notch his ninth save last night as the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1. Francisco closed out the win for Mets 41-year-old starting pitcher Miguel Batista, who allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings.

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