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O's: Two great escapes

Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes was on the ropes in the bottom of the second inning after he walked in a run and came face to face with Adam Jones with the bases loaded and one out, but Jones got him off the hook with a sharp double-play grounder to third.

It was the kind of missed opportunity that has characterized the Orioles' early-season collapse, and it looked like the Yankees would come home to roost when Kevin Millwood found himself in a similar situation in the top of the third.

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Miguel Tejada booted a sharp grounder to allow a run to score and the Yankees loaded the bases with one out for Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano, but maybe the fates are getting tired of dumping on the O's. Rodriguez hit a scorching line drive, but right at Tejada, before Cano flied out to right field to end the inning.

It's all square, 1-1, in the bottom of the third.


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