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A-Rod gets clutch
Bullpen melts down
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.
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Yankees 10, Orioles 7
Alex Rodriguez reaches home plate after belting a walk-off grand slam on Saturday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rodriguez steps up
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.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 07, 2007
SEA
CLE
PPD
SEA
CLE
PPD
BAL
Baltimore (1-4)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 10, Baltimore 7   NYY
NY Yankees (2-2)
Won 1
April 7, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   7 9 1
NY Yankees
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4   10 7 1
Standings thru 4/7/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Yankees Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3201201.176
Mora, 3B5125010.292
Markakis, RF5121010.250
Tejada, SS5000013.200
Huff, DH4110101.350
Millar, LF4110001.071
  Bynum, LF1000011.000
Patterson, CF2110100.200
Gomez, 1B4010004.250
Castillo, C4010035.167
Totals377974716 

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.

FIELDING
E: Tejada (3, throw).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cano, 2B5110011.389
Jeter, SS4100100.278
Abreu, RF2300211.267
Rodriguez, 3B4436100.389
Giambi, DH3113100.188
Matsui, LF1000000.250
  a-Cairo, PH-LF2000002.000
  b-Damon, PH-CF1000010.333
Posada, C4011010.438
Mientkiewicz, 1B4000002.333
Cabrera, CF-LF4010010.083
Totals3410710556 

a-Popped out for Matsui in the 4th. b-Struck out for Cairo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (3, Trachsel).
HR: Rodriguez 2 (3, 1st inning off Trachsel, 1 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Ray, 3 on, 2 out), Giambi (1, 8th inning off Baez, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano; Rodriguez 10; Giambi 4; Posada; Cabrera.
RBI: Rodriguez 6 (9), Posada (3), Giambi 3 (6).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez 6; Posada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mientkiewicz.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Igawa (1, fielding).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trachsel 6.24332314.05
Parrish 0.10000000.00
Baez 0.113320111.57
Walker (H, 2)0.20000100.00
Ray (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.224411113.50
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Igawa 5.087732212.60
Bruney 1.00000300.00
Myers 1.00001000.00
Vizcaino 1.00000103.00
Rivera (W, 1-0)1.01000100.00

HBP: Abreu (by Ray), Patterson (by Igawa).
Pitches-strikes: Trachsel 92-53, Parrish 5-4, Baez 16-5, Walker 8-6, Ray 21-12, Igawa 97-53, Bruney 16-10, Myers 22-12, Vizcaino 13-8, Rivera 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Trachsel 8-9, Parrish 1-0, Baez 0-1, Walker 1-0, Ray 0-1, Igawa 3-10, Bruney 0-0, Myers 3-0, Vizcaino 0-2, Rivera 0-2.
Batters faced: Trachsel 27, Parrish 1, Baez 4, Walker 2, Ray 6, Igawa 28, Bruney 3, Myers 4, Vizcaino 3, Rivera 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Parrish 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 39 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 50,510.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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