The O's bullpen couldn't protect a four-run lead for Steve Trachsel, surrendering a Jason Giambi three-run homer in the eighth before a walk-off grand slam to Alex Rodriguez. Chris Ray took the loss. Melvin Mora paced the offense with a homer and five RBIs, tying a career high.
Alex Rodriguez launched a walk-off grand slam into the black in center field -- his second homer of the day -- lifting the Yankees to a dramatic win. Kei Igawa struggled in his big-league debut and Hideki Matsui exited the game with a strained left hamstring.
BATTING 2B: Mora (2, Igawa). HR: Markakis (1, 1st inning off Igawa, 0 on, 2 out), Mora (2, 4th inning off Igawa, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Mora 6; Markakis 5; Huff; Millar; Patterson; Gomez; Castillo. RBI: Markakis (3), Roberts (1), Mora 5 (7). 2-out RBI: Markakis; Roberts; Mora 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada; Castillo. Team LOB: 8.
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