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Burres lacks backing
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Yankees 2, Orioles 1
Brian Burres lowered his ERA to 3.16 on Thursday night. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Brian Burres limited the Yanks to one run over 7 2/3 innings, but the offense was kept in check for the second straight night. Freddie Bynum put Baltimore ahead with a triple in the third, but the O's couldn't take advantage of loaded bases in the same frame and never threatened again.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (24-22)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 2, Baltimore 1   NYY
NY Yankees (22-25)
Won 2
May 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 0
Standings thru 5/22/08  |  Recap: BAL | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Yankees stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3000121.263
Payton, LF3010110.220
Markakis, RF4000034.257
Huff, 3B3010103.246
Millar, 1B4000003.241
Scott, DH4000003.263
Hernandez, R, C4010010.208
Jones, CF3110001.259
Bynum, SS2011101.286
Totals301514716 

BATTING
3B: Bynum (1, Kennedy).
TB: Payton; Huff; Hernandez, R; Jones; Bynum 3.
RBI: Bynum (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff 2; Scott.
GIDP: Scott.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (13, 2nd base off Kennedy/Molina).
CS: Bynum (1, 2nd base by Kennedy/Molina).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Markakis (Damon at 1st base).
DP: (Markakis-Millar).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF4030000.268
Jeter, SS4000004.299
Matsui, DH4220001.302
Rodriguez, 3B4000022.294
Giambi, 1B4010021.205
Duncan, S, RF2001010.182
  a-Abreu, PH0000100.289
Cano, 2B4011001.207
Molina, C3010010.205
Cabrera, CF3000011.248
Totals322821710 

a-Walked for Duncan, S in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Damon 3; Matsui 2; Giambi; Cano; Molina.
RBI: Duncan, S (3), Cano (14).
2-out RBI: Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter.
SF: Duncan, S.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Giambi).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burres 7.26110503.16
Johnson (L, 0-2)1.02111201.44
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy 6.04114407.27
Veras 1.01000103.52
Farnsworth 1.00000103.86
Rivera (W, 1-1)1.00000100.47

Pitches-strikes: Burres 99-70, Johnson 27-16, Kennedy 97-57, Veras 13-9, Farnsworth 7-6, Rivera 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Burres 4-13, Johnson 0-1, Kennedy 5-8, Veras 0-2, Farnsworth 1-1, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Burres 28, Johnson 6, Kennedy 24, Veras 4, Farnsworth 3, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Johnson 1-0.
EjectionsNew York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi ejected by HP umpire Chris Guccione. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 49,452.

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