Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Nate McLouth's leadoff home run in the bottom
of the 10th inning halted the Baltimore Orioles' longest losing streak at
Camden Yards in five seasons, with the blast giving the host team a 3-2
triumph over the rival New York Yankees.
McLouth belted the third pitch thrown by Vidal Nuno (1-1) deep into the seats
in right center to stop Baltimore's season-high six-game skid, with all the
losses coming at home. The slide was the Orioles' longest at Camden Yards
since dropping 11 in a row from Aug. 22-Sept. 7, 2007.
Chris Dickerson provided the rest of Baltimore's offense with a pair of solo
homers while finishing 3-for-4, with McLouth collecting a pair of hits in the
Miguel Gonzalez contributed seven strong innings for the Orioles in his first
start since May 3. The right-hander, activated from the disabled list prior to
the game, held the Yankees to a pair of runs on five hits without a walk.
Jim Johnson (2-4) recorded the win with a perfect top of the 10th, one night
after the Baltimore closer blew his third consecutive save in Monday's 6-4
extra-inning loss to New York.
Travis Hafner drove in both Yankee runs with a pair of singles, while Phil
Hughes allowed two runs on five hits in a six-inning no-decision.
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