New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-4

A recap of the Orioles' 9-4 loss to the Yankees last night: Liz returns, leaves early Radhames Liz made his return to the big leagues, but it wasn't a long one.

He lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on nine hits and a walk. Liz, who had a 7.47 ERA in 10 previous starts before being demoted, lowered his ERA to 7.32. He was in position to get a win with a 3-1 lead in the fifth, but he allowed two solo homers before being chased. Liz was recalled from...

Over the last five weeks of the season, the Orioles are preparing to get a look at some of their younger players, thrusting them into different situations to see how they respond. Kam Mickolio got a big opportunity last night, and he very much showed his age.

Brought on in the eighth inning with the Orioles trying to protect a one-run lead, Mickolio, a 24-year-old reliever making just his second major league appearance, threw his first pitch to the backstop, enabling Bo...