Michael Pineda

Orioles fall 12-4 to Yankees to slip out of first place for first time this season

Orioles fall 12-4 to Yankees to slip out of first place for first time this season

The Orioles came to Yankee Stadium with a one-game division lead over the resurgent New York Yankees. But after two meetings in the Bronx this weekend, the Orioles have been knocked off their first-place perch in the American League East for the first time this season while being delivered a pair of numbing road losses.

The Orioles (14-8) dropped the second game of their three-game series with the Yankees, 12-4, losing their first series this season after winning six and splitting one before this weekend.

The Orioles allowed their two highest run totals this season on consecutive days, yielding 26 runs combined Friday and Saturday. It marks just the third time since 2012...