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Yankees Rally From 5 Runs Back to Beat Orioles

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Jorge Posada, Nick Swisher

NEW YORK (AP) _ Nick Swisher hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th
inning and the New York Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit for
an 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Thursday night to sweep
the rain-shortened series.

After Joba Chamberlain used his big body to save a run in the
eighth by blocking the plate and keeping the Yankees within 5-4,
Jorge Posada led off the bottom of the ninth with a tying homer on
the first pitch off closer Kevin Gregg.

Michael Gonzalez (0-1) walked Mark Teixeira and gave up a double
to Alex Rodriguez to start the 10th. After Robinson Cano lined out,
Swisher hit a fly and Teixeira easily beat right fielder Nick
Markakis’ throw home. Swisher earned the Yankees’ first pie in the
face for a game-winner.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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