Ichiro doubles home Jeter, Yanks up 2-0

Or, "Headlines that would freak people out ten years ago." With one out in the sixth, Derek Jeter drew a walk against Jason Hammel, bringing up Ichiro Suzuki. On the first pitch, Ichiro drove a liner into the right-center gap that just missed being a home run:


That put the Yankees up 2-0, and it also was the beginning of the end for Hammel. He just got back from an injury, so it's not like he was going to throw a Verlanderian, 130-pitch game, but it was still an earlier exit that he could have anticipated when he was shutting 16 consecutive Yankees down to start the game. Hammel threw 5⅔ innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks, striking out six.

Troy Patton came in to relieve Hammel, striking out Raul Ibanez with two on and two out to escape the jam. But the Orioles have three innings to score two runs off CC Sabathia, who has thrown 74 pitches through six innings.

- Grant

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