Jones & Schoop Homer In 8th, Birds Comeback To Win, 5-3

Sports and Bets — August 13, 2014 at 10:31 pm by

The Run Down 

The O’s extended their lead to eight games over the hated New York Yankees in dramatic fashion. After trailing for most of the game, Jonathan Schoop hit a solo home run in the 8th inning to tie it at 2-2. Later in the inning, Jones hit a two-out three-run homer to put the Birds up, 5-2. Zach Britton brought the tying run to the plate, and allowed one run to score, but was able to close the door. The O’s are now a season-high 19 games over .500. Ain’t the beer cold.

Chris Tillman brought his good stuff to the park tonight, holding the Yankees to two runs on five hits while striking out three over seven innings. Darren O’ Day was credited with the win after pitching a scoreless 8th inning.

Michael Pineda was sharp in his first start in over three months. Over five innings, he allowed only one run on two hits and four strikeouts. Luckily for the Birds, the Yankees were carefully monitoring his pitch count, and he ended up only throwing 67 pitches.

Game Notes 

The Yankees scored two runs in the 3rd inning on a two-run homer off the bat of Francisco Cervelli.

The O’s pushed a run across in the 5th inning on a Nelson Cruz double, a Steve Pearce single, and a sacrifice fly from Ryan Flaherty.

Yankee Killer Jonathan Schoop has now homered in two straight games

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Dellin Betances was taken deep by Schoop, but man, that guy is filthy. His complete line: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 Ks.

Shawn Kelley was the goat tonight for the Yanks. His pitching line: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 BB. Sucks to suck, Shawny.

Joe Girardi was ejected in the 7th.

Next Up For The O’s

The Birds are off tomorrow. They’ll be in Cleveland for a three-game series starting Friday.

Friday, August 15, 7:05 PM MASN 2

Wei-Yin Chen LHP (12-4) vs. Corey Kluber RHP (13-6)

Let’s Go O’s!

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