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Orioles' bats come alive in win over Yankees

NEW YORK - The Baltimore Orioles had been waiting for an offensive outburst.

On Tuesday, they got one.

The Orioles scored 14 runs, their most in nearly six years, and had 20 hits in their 14-5 win over the New York Yankees before 35,864 at Yankee Stadium.

Baltimore (3-5) had eight starters with multiple hits. Delmon Young, Steve Lombardozzi and Ryan Flaherty each had three.

Young batted second for the first time since 2008 and hit his first home run with the Orioles. Flaherty, who was just 1-for-21 entering the game, got out of his slump.

"It wasn't about breaking out, man. It was about continuously doing what we do, swing the bats. Some days you get 'em, some days you don't. Today we got 'em," Adam Jones said. "Now, it's over with. Tomorrow we have to come out and do the same exact thing with the same approach."

Jones had his first home run of the year, a two-run shot. Young had his first, and Matt Wieters, the only Baltimore starter with just one hit, had his second home run.

Wei-Yin Chen (1-1) got his first win since Aug. 21, 2013, but he didn't pitch well, allowing four runs on nine hits in five innings.

"It wasn't my best out there. My teammates scored a lot of runs for me, so I feel happy it was a win for the team. I'm happy for that," Chen said through his interpreter.

The Orioles scored three runs in the first, one in the second, three in the fourth, four in the sixth and three in the eighth.

Flaherty and Jonathan Schoop came into the game with a combined 4-for-42 mark.

"Jonathan's going to be fine. So is Ryan. It's just, they've got so much want-to going on right now and sometimes you can't get in the flow of letting it happen," manager Buck Showalter said. "And try as you may, you can't get them to look at the big picture, so you've got to keep making sure that they get confidence from the confidence you have in them."

JONES ANGERED BY FANS: During the bottom of the eighth inning, two fans ran onto the field. One hid behind Flaherty at short, and the other near Lombardozzi at second.

Both were quickly tackled and led out of the ballpark. As they passed Jones, he yelled at them and after the game, repeated some of what he told them.

"I let them know how I felt, obviously a lot of choice words because I think it's idiotic for people to run on the field and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it's stupid. You look like a jackass when you run on the field," Jones said.

Flaherty didn't seem as disturbed after the game.

"I wasn't sure whether to get out of the way of the guy or tackle him. He was there, but it was kind of funny," Flaherty said.

"The security guys were just saying leave him alone, leave him alone, leave him alone, so I just stayed there and watched."

OUCH: Showalter said that Orioles would make a roster move before Wednesday's game. Jemile Weeks is expected to be called up and David Lough could go on the disabled list.

J.J. Hardy, who has missed four of the last five games with back spasms, said that he feels better and hopes to play on Wednesday.

COMING UP: The Orioles play the Yankees Wednesday night with Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 18.30) pitching against Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.57).