Baltimore Orioles defeat New York Yankees, 12-5

BALTIMORE - After watching CC Sabathia dominate and Alex Rodriguez return with a bang, the Yankees were talking about Friday night's win being the type of victory to turn around their uninspired, dismal season.

So much for that.

The Yankees followed up that victory with another Saturday stinker, dropping a lopsided 12-5 decision to the Orioles Saturday night in the second game of the three-game series at Camden Yards.

The Yankees are now 0-4 in their last four Sat...

BALTIMORE - His first start up from the minors was dazzling enough to make you think Phil Hughes was still the can't-miss kid, just a couple of years later than expected.

His second start made you hit the pause button once again.

His third start, Saturday night, made you wonder how Andrew Brackman is doing these days. The answer is not well, by the way, as in 0-4 with a 4.55 ERA for Class A Charleston, which means it could be a while before a prized No.1 draft choice...

SOME INNING

Before the bottom of the second inning had come to a merciful end, the Orioles scored eight times, collected eight hits, sent 13 batters to the plate and knocked out Yankees starter Phil Hughes. Their most productive offensive inning of the season included a sacrifice fly by Brian Roberts, an RBI double by Adam Jones, a three-run homer by Aubrey Huff and a run-scoring single by Gregg Zaun. The Orioles also scored on a throwing error by right fielder Nick Swi...

Luke Scott has started in left field just five times in 31 games, not exactly what the second-year Oriole had in mind before the season began. Scott, who was the Orioles' regular left fielder last year, made it clear during spring training that he wasn't comfortable with the idea of being an everyday designated hitter.

That's primarily what his role has been so far in 2009, though Scott isn't complaining. That's because serving as the team's DH has allowed Scott to rema...