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Sabathia Takes Loss, Chen Gets 4th Win as Orioles Beat Yankees

May 16, 2012

Rookie pitcher Wei-Yin Chen won his fourth game and Jim Johnson picked up his 12th save as the host Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 5-2.

CC Sabathia (5-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings while striking out six.

Chen (4-0) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out four in seven innings at Oriole Park at Camden Yards last night. Johnson has converted 20 consecutive saves going back to last season for the longest active streak in Major League Baseball.

The teams split their two-game series in Baltimore, with the Yankees winning the opener 8-5.

Adam Jones gave the Orioles the lead with a solo home run in the second inning. Steve Tolleson scored in the third when J.J. Hardy grounded into a double play. Xavier Avery scored on Hardy’s double in the fifth and Bill Hall added a run on Hardy’s infield single in the sixth to make it 4-0.

Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer in the seventh for the Yankees’ only runs.

The Orioles’ final run scored on a passed ball by New York catcher Chris Stewart.

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