Baltimore Takes Close Series With NY

June 1: Baltimore 8, New York 7

Harry Howell faced just two over the minimum for the first five innings, and his Orioles built a 5-0 lead. But the Yanks fired up the singles train in the sixth inning, placing seven soft knocks where they weren’t to cut the score to 5-4 Baltimore.

Adam Jones widened the lead with a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth, which was barely enough to hold the Yankees off as they scored two more in the eighth and another run in the ninth. Gregg Olson was a little shaky in the ninth but came through with a strikeout of Charlie Keller to end the game with Yanks stranded on first and second.

                  R  H BB
NY  000 004 021 - 7 16  1
BAL 300 023 00x - 8 11  5

HR: K. Williams (6), A. Jones (8)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
L. Gomez    4.2  5  5  1  3  2  
H. Howell   7.1  6  6  0  0  3 

NY 29-23, BAL 32-20

June 2: Baltimore 6, New York 5

Similar story the next day, with Baltimore building a 6-0 lead two-thirds of the way through the game. The New York bats woke up late again and came up one run short. Lou Gehrig became the first batter to reach 15 homers with the only extra base hit of the game for either team.

                  R  H BB
NY  000 000 401 - 5 10  6
BAL 220 200 00x - 6 11  4

HR: L. Gehrig (15)

starters      IP  R ER HR BB SO
R. Caldwell  8.0  6  4  0  4  3  
J. Powell    6.1  4  4  1  6  3 

NY 29-24, BAL 33-20

clemensJune 3: New York 1, Baltimore 0

With two of the top three offenses in the league, the O’s and Yanks surprised everyone with a 1-0 game. Neither team had been involved in a 1-0 game previously. Roger Clemens was nasty for seven innings, not getting in trouble very often, but he did have major trouble in the fifth when when two walks and an error loaded the bases with no outs. Clemens K’d Brooks Robinson, popped up Bobby Wallace, and K’d Matt Wieters to Houdini his way out of it.

The Yanks managed the one run against Urban Shocker on a Charlie Keller walk, Bernie Williams single, and Derek Jeter sac-fly.

                  R H BB
NY  000 001 000 - 1 7  3
BAL 000 000 000 - 0 5  3

HR: none

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
R. Clemens  7.0  0  0  0  3  6  
U. Shocker  7.0  1  1  0  3  6 

NY 30-24, BAL 33-21
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