Andy Pettitte was the winner in the one-run affair with the Orioles. He lasted 6.2 innings and gave up four runs, three of which were earned. Pettitte struck out four batters in the start but gave up nine hits to a very potent offense. Given Pettitte's recent struggles, it was a good win for the left handed starter. He finally gets his 251st career win in a win that was great for the Yankees as a team. For a while things were looking glum for the Bombers but now they are winning close games again, while doing well with runners in scoring position and not depending on the three run home run to get back into games. Singles in the right spots will also get the job done. Ask the members of the 1998 Yankees.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Yankees will go for their seventh straight win and a sweep of the Orioles in revenge of the sweep the Orioles put the Yankees through in their park last week.