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Yankees 4, Orioles 0
Alex Rodriguez is congratulated by Johnny Damon and Nick Swisher after his homer. (Getty)
One pitch. One swing. One three-run homer. The dividends were instant as Alex Rodriguez stated his presence loud and clear in his first at-bat back from the DL. CC Sabathia was no slouch either, hurling a four-hit shutout and putting an end to the Yankees' five-game losing streak.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (14-15)
Won 1
NY Yankees 4, Baltimore 0   BAL
Baltimore (12-18)
Lost 1
May 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   4 9 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 5/8/09  |  Recap: NYY | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Orioles stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264
Damon, LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 .312
Teixeira, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 3 1 .192
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 3 0 2 1 .250
Matsui, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .286
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .266
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .325
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .342
Cervelli, C 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 .250
Totals 34 4 9 4 3 10 12  

BATTING
2B: Swisher (9, Guthrie), Cano (7, Guthrie), Damon (6, McCrory).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (1, 1st inning off Guthrie, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano 3; Matsui; Rodriguez, Al 4; Damon 2; Swisher 2; Cervelli; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al 3 (3), Damon (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Jeter; Cabrera, Me; Rodriguez, Al.
SAC: Cervelli.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Swisher (3rd base by Guthrie).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .303
Jones, Ad, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .342
Markakis, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .342
Mora, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .226
Huff, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267
Wigginton, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202
Montanez, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
Moeller, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .233
Izturis, C, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .253
Totals 30 0 4 0 1 8 10  

BATTING
TB: Roberts, B 2; Izturis, C; Jones, Ad.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jones, Ad (2, 2nd base by Sabathia/Cervelli).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Guthrie (Swisher at 3rd base).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 2-3) 9.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 3.94
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie (L, 2-3) 6.0 7 3 3 2 8 1 4.97
McCrory 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.70
Ray 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.20

Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 112-79, Guthrie 102-62, McCrory 40-23, Ray 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 8-8, Guthrie 6-2, McCrory 4-1, Ray 1-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 31, Guthrie 26, McCrory 9, Ray 3.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:32.
Att: 36,926.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
May 8, 2009
May 8, 2009

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