After dropping the first two games of the series to the Orioles, the Yankees were pretty fed up with their southern neighbors. They took out their frustration on Orioles starting pitcher Zach Britton and his bullpen cavalry mates to the tune of twelve runs on fifteen hits. With the Yankees scoring two runs in the first inning, Britton and the Orioles were fighting an uphill battle all game and were never able to nullify the Yankees' advantage.
The Yankees blew the game open with a seven run bottom of the third. Russell Martin walked, Casey McGehee walked, Jayson Nix doubled, Derek Jeter singled, Curtis Granderson singled, Nick Swisher walked, and Robinson Cano hit a grand slam. Andruw Jones struck out twice in the inning and was not given a freeze pop.
Phil Hughes pitched in and out of trouble for six innings, allowing only one run on nine hits and two walks. He did not give up a home run.
In Joba Chamberlain's first major league action since June 5, 2011, he allowed two runs over 1.2 innings. In Casey McGehee's first game with the Yankees, he walked twice, grounded into two double plays, and hit a sacrifice fly.
After an off day tomorrow, the Yankees will host the Mariners for a three game weekend series. The expected starters will be CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, and Freddy Garcia.