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YANKEES WIN DESPITE RIVERA’S BLOWN SAVE AGAINST ORIOLES
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 05:05 PM EDT

The New York Yankees are known for having one of the best closers in the MLB. Despite counting with Mariano Rivera on their roster, they blew a late lead. It was a rare game, The Yanks had a tough time in the game versus the fierce Orioles as they had a runner thrown out at the plate in the 10th inning, stranded nine and still they managed to escape with a 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Baseball scores.

Things could’ve ended up differently when Russell Martin singled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th period after closing pitcher Mariano Rivera gave up the lead in the ninth.

Rivera, who could not close the game safely for the second time in nine attempts, said, “Thank God we won the game. To me that’s the most important thing.” A save from Mariano Rivera is not always mechanical, especially in the opening month, when the right hander has frequently blown back-to-back saves. Of the nine times Mariano Rivera has blown back-to-back saves, five have come in the season’s first month. Nevertheless, the Panamanian pitcher is known for heating up as the season moves along. Baseball odds.

The wild and crazy story of Sunday’s game had a bit of everything, including a rain delay in the 11th inning. The Orioles rallied against Joba Chamberlain and Rivera; both squads failed to win in the late innings; and the Yankees ultimately prevailed thanks to the power of three infield hits and a pair of Baltimore mistakes in a thrilling 11th inning.

Perennial star Derek Jeter had four hits for the Yankees, who got their sixth consecutive series victory at Camden Yards, Baltimore. New York is 41-17 versus the Orioles, since the start of the 2008 season.

Curious facts and stats: Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta permitted three runs, five hits and three walks in six innings. Despite everything that happened during the game the talented right-hander had a career-high nine strikeouts. Baseball spreads.

Overall this was definitely a game worth a gamble!

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