New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-1

CC Sabathia delivered another spectacular performance Tuesday night for the Yankees, who finally returned the favor with some much-deserved run support for their ace.

Sabathia tossed seven innings of one-run ball, picking up his first Yankee Stadium win in a 9-1 beating of the Orioles. The bulk of the support - a seven-run seventh inning - came after Sabathia had thrown what turned out to be his final pitch, but the big lefty will take the help whenever it comes.

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NEW YORK - -When Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis arrived in front of the new Yankee Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, they both acknowledged that they were struck by a "weird" feeling.

"It hasn't really hit me, I think," said Roberts, the Orioles' veteran second baseman. "It kind of did when we were pulling up, but it was kind of weird. We were both like: 'I don't know. I liked going to the old one.' It will be cool, I'm sure, once you get out and play. It just feels differ...

HUFF HEARS BOOS

It was less than two weeks ago, so it figured that Yankees fans hadn't forgotten Orioles first baseman Aubrey Huff's twin post-homer fist bumps in the face of New York starter Joba Chamberlain. Huff received a smattering of boos when he arrived at the plate for his first at-bat. He silenced them somewhat with a groundout to score Brian Roberts and give the Orioles a first-inning lead.

RIGHT AT THEM

CC Sabathia again controlled the Orioles' lineup, ...

Orioles fans are growing restless, and why not? The O's are struggling - as everyone knew they would - and the clock seems to be running out on the stopgap options the front office employed to avoid rushing the organization's best prospects into the major leagues during what was always supposed to be a transitional season.

Ryan Freel is already gone. Mark Hendrickson is out of the rotation. Adam Eaton could be one frightening Thursday start at the new Yankee Stadium fro...

NEW YORK - -Most of the Orioles got to Yankee Stadium early Tuesday to check out the new ballpark that they had heard plenty about but had never seen in person. Their true indoctrination to the place, however, wouldn't come until hours later when the New York Yankees scored seven times in the seventh inning to send the crowd into a frenzy and turn a one-run game into a rout.

The Orioles, who had absorbed plenty of lopsided innings at the old ballpark across the street, ...