Wei-Yin Chen flirts with danger, gives it a fake number

Wei-Yin Chen almost let the game get away from him. With one out in the fourth, Mark Teixeira singled. Russell Martin then drew a walk, which was followed by a Curtis Granderson single that was hit too hard to score Teixeira. The bases were loaded, and the Yankees' designated hitter was up.

For a team with a lot of old guys who can't field that well, it's more than a little surprising that the DH in question is Eduardo Nunez. He popped out to short for the second half of the inning, bringing up Derek Jeter.

If you're looking for signs, this was probably going to be a pretty good one. If there were to be a soul-spindling, bases-loaded hit to ruin the Orioles' magical season, why not the face of the Evil Empire, who's had more individual success in the playoffs than just about any player to ever life?

But if Chen could wriggle out of the mess, maybe the Orioles had a little magic left yet.

Chen wriggled out of it. Jeter grounded out to third.

You should probably stop looking for signs. Baseball doesn't work like that.

(But if it did ...)

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