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Bombers sweep Birds
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Yankees 8, Orioles 7
Robinson Cano, Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui celebrate Damon's homer. (AP)
Robinson Cano took matters into his own hands in the series finale, with his RBI double in the second inning getting the Yankees on the scoreboard and his solo homer in the seventh securing the series-sweeping win. The victory keeps New York five games behind Boston in the chase for the American League Wild Card berth.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (70-60)
Won 3
NY Yankees 8, Baltimore 7   BAL
Baltimore (62-68)
Lost 3
August 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 0   8 15 3
Baltimore
2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0   7 14 0
Standings thru 8/24/08  |  Recap: NYY | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Orioles stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF 6 2 2 3 0 0 3 .312
Jeter, SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .293
Abreu, RF 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .297
Rodriguez, A, 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .312
Giambi, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 .250
  Ransom, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Nady, LF 5 1 2 2 0 2 1 .328
Matsui, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .311
Cano, 2B 5 2 4 2 0 1 0 .269
Rodriguez, I, C 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 .284
Totals 40 8 15 8 4 3 17  

BATTING
2B: Cano 2 (26, Cabrera, D, Cabrera, D), Nady (32, Cabrera, D), Abreu (34, Cherry).
HR: Damon (9, 2nd inning off Cabrera, D, 2 on, 1 out), Cano (12, 7th inning off Walker, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano 9; Matsui; Damon 5; Rodriguez, A 2; Rodriguez, I; Abreu 4; Nady 3.
RBI: Cano 2 (58), Damon 3 (55), Giambi (77), Nady 2 (80).
2-out RBI: Nady 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Rodriguez, I 2; Matsui; Damon.
SF: Giambi.
GIDP: Giambi.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Jeter (10, fielding), Nady (3, fielding), Rodriguez, I (5, throw).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 2 3 2 1 0 0 .303
Markakis, RF 5 1 1 0 1 2 3 .303
Mora, 3B 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 .281
Huff, DH 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 .304
Millar, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .249
Montanez, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .375
  a-Scott, PH-LF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .271
Payton, CF 5 1 3 0 0 2 3 .253
Quiroz, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .196
  b-Cintron, PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
Castro, Ju, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .188
  c-Hernandez, Ra, PH-C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .258
Totals 41 7 14 6 5 10 20  

a-Walked for Montanez in the 6th. b-Struck out for Quiroz in the 7th. c-Singled for Castro, Ju in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Huff 2 (39, Robertson, D, Ramirez, E).
HR: Mora (22, 1st inning off Rasner, 0 on, 2 out), Huff (28, 1st inning off Rasner, 0 on, 2 out), Roberts, B (9, 5th inning off Ramirez, E, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Millar; Payton 3; Roberts, B 6; Mora 4; Markakis; Montanez; Hernandez, Ra; Huff 8.
RBI: Mora (96), Huff 2 (91), Millar (66), Roberts, B 2 (48).
2-out RBI: Mora; Huff; Roberts, B 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora 3; Quiroz; Montanez; Payton; Markakis.
SF: Millar.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Payton (7, 2nd base off Robertson, D/Rodriguez, I), Roberts, B (33, 2nd base off Rivera/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
DP: (Roberts, B-Cintron-Millar).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rasner 3.1 8 5 3 2 2 2 5.03
Robertson, D 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.00
Ramirez, E (W, 4-1) 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.66
Veras (H, 9) 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Marte (H, 21) 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.34
Rivera (S, 31) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.53
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cabrera, D 3.2 9 7 7 3 0 1 5.24
Sarfate 2.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.92
Walker (L, 1-2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.74
Cherry 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.14
Johnson, J 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.30

Game Scores: Rasner 28, Cabrera, D 12.
HBP: Rodriguez, A (by Cabrera, D).
Pitches-strikes: Rasner 98-60, Robertson, D 22-17, Ramirez, E 27-19, Veras 13-8, Marte 27-14, Rivera 18-12, Cabrera, D 95-49, Sarfate 49-31, Walker 8-6, Cherry 12-8, Johnson, J 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rasner 4-4, Robertson, D 1-2, Ramirez, E 1-0, Veras 0-0, Marte 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Cabrera, D 3-4, Sarfate 1-3, Walker 3-0, Cherry 2-0, Johnson, J 1-1.
Batters faced: Rasner 21, Robertson, D 6, Ramirez, E 7, Veras 3, Marte 5, Rivera 5, Cabrera, D 24, Sarfate 9, Walker 4, Cherry 4, Johnson, J 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, D 2-2, Ramirez, E 1-1, Marte 2-0, Rivera 1-0, Sarfate 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 4:01.
Att: 42,746.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
August 24, 2008
August 24, 2008

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