That the O's endured bitter disappointments twice in this week's series against the Yankees, gritted their teeth and recovered by posting wins on both occasions speaks volumes. A year ago, even a few months ago, those same types of letdowns would have had a demoralizing effect. Yesterday, the O's were just one out from their second straight shutout over New York when Yankee Shelley Duncan muscled a three-run homer to tie it, 3-3, and send the Yankee crowd into a jubilant frenzy. But Baltimore came back immediately in the top of the 10th with three runs off Mariano Rivera no less, two on another homer by Aubrey Huff (and what's up with him all of the sudden?). The Orioles squelched the Yankees in the bottom of the inning to win, 6-3, and left the Bronx with two wins in the three-game set. The O's had let the first game on Monday get away in the bottom of the ninth but roared back Tuesday, 12-0.