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Because I know you're curious, here's what manager Sam Perlozzo had to say about leaving James Hoey in the game to face nine batters:

"I thought he was throwing the ball as good as I've seen him throw it. He was up to 97 mph and he had a nice slider. They really didn't hit the ball that hard off him. The hardest ball they hit should have been caught. There was that one infield hit. He just couldn't seem to put a guy away with a good pitch when he needed to, but I thought he was throwing great.

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"I didn't see him getting beat up."

Fernando Tatis said there was nothing he could do on the fly ball that fell behind him, allowing the go-ahead runs to score.

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What about catching it?

"If he makes that play, we're out of that inning 5-4. That pretty much told the story," Perlozzo said.

In fairness to Tatis, he's not an outfielder. And don't think for a second that Perlozzo wouldn't love to have Luis Terrero on the team, just for his right-handed bat and ability to make that catch. But there's a 40-man roster issue, we're told, that's prevented him from being here. So Perlozzo, rather than put another left-handed bat in the lineup against Randy Johnson, is forced to use Tatis.

Perlozzo also didn't want to use Burres in that bases-loaded situation in the seventh, though it would have given him a left-hander to pitch against Robinson Cano. Burres had one major league appearance, which included a two-run homer and a bloody nose. But Bruce Chen is the only other lefty reliever.

If the game had remained 5-2 going in the eighth, Todd Williams would have entered. At 5-4, it would have been Chris Ray for the six-out save.

Chris Widger was 1-for-2 with a homer lifetime against Mike Myers, so Perlozzo used him as a pinch-hitter.

Tonight's game marked the 16th time since July 1 that the Orioles have allowed nine runs or more.

The Yankees have won the season series over the Orioles in 22 of the last 24 seasons.

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