Baltimore Orioles defeat New York Yankees, 6-1

A recap of the Orioles' 6-1 victory over the Yankees yesterday:

Olson bounces back

After having his worst start of the season against the Yankees last week, Orioles rookie left-hander Garrett Olson turned in his best yesterday against the same lineup. Using better command -- especially a biting slider that caught the attention of Yankees manager Joe Girardi -- Olson threw seven scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and four walks, and struck out a career-high seve...

A recap of the Orioles' 6-1 victory over the Yankees yesterday:

Olson bounces back

After having his worst start of the season against the Yankees last week, Orioles rookie left-hander Garrett Olson turned in his best yesterday against the same lineup. Using better command -- especially a biting slider that caught the attention of Yankees manager Joe Girardi -- Olson threw seven scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and four walks, and struck out a career-high seve...

The talk was part counseling, part coaching, and it didn't last long. When hitting coach Terry Crowley pulled Nick Markakis aside in the tunnel leading to the Orioles' dugout, he implored the third-year outfielder to relax and to trust himself.

For much of the past three weeks, Markakis has done neither, as one of the worst slumps of his young career weighed on his mind and his swing. But on a beautiful Memorial Day afternoon and with the surging New York Yankees in tow...