yanees 5, orioles 4

Yankees beat Orioles

BALTIMORE — Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees also got solo shots from Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson in a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

The Yankees moved past Baltimore and Cleveland in the AL wild-card hunt.

New York has hit eight home runs in winning two of three in the four-game series that concludes Thursday night.


The Yankees trailed, 3-1, before Granderson homered in the fifth — New York’s first hit — and Rodriguez tied it in the sixth with his 653d career home run.

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In the ninth, after Cano connected off Tommy Hunter (4-4), Granderson tripled with one out and scored on an infield hit by Lyle Overbay.

David Robertson (5-1) worked the eighth and Mariano Rivera gave up a run-scoring single to Brian Roberts before securing his 43d save, tied for the major league lead with Baltimore’s Jim Johnson.

Danny Valencia went 4 for 4 to pace a 13-hit attack for the Orioles.