The 2012 MLB season has a few surprise teams, but the Baltimore Orioles are shocking baseball with their play this year, and they continued their hot play with a 10-6 victory over the NY Yankees on Thursday night.
Baltimore slugged six home runs and now have caught New York at the top of the AL East standings. The Yankees rallied for five runs in the top of the eighth inning to tie the score at 6-6, but Baltimore blasted three homers in the bottom of the inning to take the lead, and reliever Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth to seal the win for the Orioles.
Baltimore has now won four of their last five games, but with three games remaining in their series with New York, it's too early for the fans to start thinking about a division crown.
The Yankees will look to take back the lead on Friday when Paul Hughes (13-12) takes the mound to face Wei-Yin Chen (12-8). Chen is 1-1 in his career against the Bronk Bombers, and Hughes is 5-4 against Baltimore, making for a good pitching matchup and more exciting baseball for the fans of both MLB teams.