Baltimore Orioles defeat New York Yankees, 10-9

LEICESTER LOSES IT Rookie starter Jon Leicester wanted to make one last impression on the Orioles before the season ended.

He did, but it wasn't a good one. He was touched for seven earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. In two starts against New York this season, Leicester surrendered 13 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings. Orioles manager Dave Trembley had said the pitcher will get an extended look in spring training, perhaps for a role in the bullpen. H...

On most nights, in most places, against most teams, the New York Yankees would have had no worries about taking a three-run lead into the ninth inning with all-world closer Mariano Rivera on the mound.

But for some reason, the Orioles, who are annually reduced to being a September spoiler while their fat-cat rivals in the American League East are pushing for the playoffs, hold their own against Rivera.

Yankees @Orioles Tonight, 7:05, MASN, 102.7 FM Starters: Andy Pet...