Today in Orioles History: Taking Care of Business Versus the Yankees and Red Sox

2012 Postseason Image.jpgYour Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 in the Bronx on May 2, 2012, to clinch a series victory versus their A.L. East rivals after having lost the first four games the teams played that season.

The victory was the second of five consecutive wins for the O’s, who shipped up to Boston next and swept the Red Sox, including a certain 17-inning game you may remember.

Jake Arrieta picked up the win for the Orioles, his second of the season, in what was then an uncharacteristically strong outing: eight innings pitched, five hits, nine strikeouts, no walks. He would be shelled for six runs and seven runs, respectively, in his next two outings. Arrieta picked up one additional win during the remainder of the 2012 season.

Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis each homered and doubled, and No. 9 batter Robert Andino went 3-for-3, as the O’s tagged Yankees starter Ivan Nova for all five runs in 6.1 innings of work.

The Orioles split the season series with the Yankees in 2012, with each team winning nine times. The O’s finished two games back of New York in the A.L. East and clinched both their first winning season and their first playoff appearance since 1997. They bowed out of the postseason in New York during the ALDS.

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