This was the night of nights for Baltimore Orioles fans. Sunday night baseball on ESPN. Veteran Brian Roberts comes back from the DL and knocks in the game winning RBI. Slugger Chris Davis clobbers his Major-League leading 31st home run. Sophomore sensation Manny Machado hit his Major-League leading 38th double. And, oh yeah, the Birds swept the New York Yankees at Camden Yards in front of a packed house of mostly Oriole fans.
Things could not have gone better for Birds fans. Well,I guess closer Jim Johnson could have has a 1,2,3 ninth inning, but he still got his 28th save, and with the 4-2 win, the Orioles are now in sole possession of second place in the AL East with a record of 47-36. The New Yorkers have now lost five in a row and sit in fourth place with a record of 42-39, 6.5 games behind the first place Boston Red Sox who have a record of 50-34.
The Birds beat the Yanks 4-3 Friday night and 11-3 Saturday night behind two Davis dingers. Pitcher Chris Tillman won the Sunday night game, improving his record to 10-2. He lasted six innings, giving up five hits, two walks while striking out six Yankee batters. His ERA is a respectable 3.68. He was helped by Machado and Nate McLouth, who each slammed their sixth home run of the year.