Pedro Alvarez

Yankees Beat Orioles 5-2 To Salvage Finale Of 3-Game Series

BALTIMORE — Coming off two straight shutout losses and precariously close to dropping out of serious playoff contention, the New York Yankees desperately needed a victory.

Using a starting lineup containing five rookies, manager Joe Girardi received precisely the performance he wanted.

Chase Headley and Austin Romine had two RBI apiece, and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep and remain afloat in the AL wild card race.

The Yankees had won four straight series before losing 8-0 Friday night and 2-0 Saturday.

"You can't afford to lose three in a row to these guys," Girardi said. "We know they play really...

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