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I guess this is why they call it Labor Day. Brian Matusz labored to get through 1 1/3 innings and Freddy Garcia was a piece of work. The Yankees also made short work of reliever Chris Jakubauskas.

It took exactly 90 minutes to play the first three innings, which puts this game on a 4 1/2-hour pace.

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On the brighter side for O's fans, Mark Reynolds slammed a two-run homer in the third to pull the Orioles back within a run. It was his 32nd homer of the season.

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