The night was staged for Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to take the spotlight. And with more than 1 million viewers in his native Taiwan watching his big league debut half a world away at 7 a.m. there, Chen nearly pitched well enough to earn his first major league win against one of the deadliest lineups in baseball.
Three national TV networks in Taiwan carried the game live, but it was decided nearly two hours after Chen exited the game.
As the temperature dipped, the Orioles and Yankees played deep into the chilly Baltimore night at Camden Yards on Tuesday, with the teams trading goose eggs through the late innings of a 12-inning game.
Just 30 minutes before...