Yankees' would-be homer becomes actual double play

Well, nobody drew up the bottom of the fifth inning exactly that way. But the Orioles couldn't be more happy, the Yankees more unhappy.

Russell Martin led off the frame with a walk. That brought up Curtis Granderson, who's struggled against left-handed pitchers this season, which might be why Joe Girardi asked him to drop a sacrifice bunt. Saunders' first pitch was low, and Granderson fouled it off. Saunders' second pitch was high, and Granderson fouled it off. That took the bunt off the table. And after a ball, Granderson waved at a slurve.

Next up? Jayson Nix, in the game only because Derek Jeter's a little gimpy and is DH'ing. Wednesday night, Nix almost hit a huge home run. Wednesday night, Nix almost hit a huge home run. Almost:

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It's rare that you'll see a runner doubled off first base by more feet than Russell Martin was doubled off first base there.

It's a game of inches and feet, and to this point the Orioles are winning the battle of inches and feet. But just barely, as the score remains Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

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