New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 11-4

The Yankess have been partying for more than a week, bashing balls left and right during their season-best winning streak.

But Nick Swisher - perhaps the most infectious personality inside the Bombers' clubhouse - had been left out of the festivities.

Swisher finally hit his first home run at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, and  his line-drive blast sparked a string of three straight home runs that set the tone for another Bombers win, this one an 11-4  drubbing of the ...

NEW YORK - -It isn't even July yet, though the past two nights here have certainly had that bitter feel to the Orioles, for whom lopsided losses and long swoons have become an annual rite of late summer.

The Orioles are still not a quarter into their season, but things are getting progressively worse as May unfolds. In another humbling defeat to the surging New York Yankees, this one by an 11-4 score Wednesday night, Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie gave up three consecut...

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In his first 86 appearances, Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie had never given up three home runs in a game. On Wednesday, he did it in one inning against three straight batters. Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera hit back-to-back-to-back homers off Guthrie in the second inning, all three landing in the right-field seats. It was the 11th time in Yankees history that they had three consecutive batters hit home runs, and the first time since June 2...

NEW YORK - -Orioles manager Dave Trembley said the club hasn't discussed sending struggling reliever Chris Ray to the minors, but he likely will be more selective in how he uses the former closer in the future.

Ray faced five hitters in the New York Yankees' seven-run seventh inning Tuesday, and all of them reached base and scored. That outing raised Ray's ERA to 8.53 and ignited more concerns about the right-hander, who didn't pitch in the majors last year after having...