New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-4

Nick Swisher joked that if his third inning could be represented by an ice cream flavor, it would be Rocky Road.

That is how the colorful right fielder assessed his defensive performance early in the Yankees' 6-4 victory over Baltimore Wednesday at the Stadium. Swisher muffed a routine fly ball for a two-base error in the third, before making a nifty running catch at the warning track to end the inning.

"I was extremely (ticked) off to miss the first one, so to get a...

A.J. Burnett's pie-tossing antics have received plenty of attention this season. Wednesday, he reminded everybody that pies aren't the only things he throws well.

Burnett pitched seven solid innings in a 6-4 win over the Orioles, helping the Yankees complete a three-game sweep and win their sixth straight game since the All-Star break.

"He's just passing the baton," Joe Girardi said. "The starters are building off each other."

Burnett allowed two runs on six hits ...

Forty-five years ago, he was baseball's boy wonder, a pitching phenom who, as a teenager, nearly fetched the 1964 Orioles a pennant.

Then Wally Bunker was gone. Overnight, or so it seemed, he vanished, done in by a bum right arm that finished his career almost as quickly as it had begun. The Orioles' stopper at 19, he quit the game at 26.

Bitter? Not Bunker.

"No complaints," he said from his home in Ridgeland, S.C. "Playing baseball was magnificent, a dream come t...

NEW YORK - - Felix Pie began the season as the Orioles' everyday left fielder. He began Tuesday night without a plate appearance since July 1.

Orioles manager Dave Trembley acknowledged that it has been difficult to get Pie in the lineup, largely because his team has faced a left-handed starter in 10 of its past 11 games heading into Tuesday night. Pie will start in today's series finale against the New York Yankees. Twenty days have elapsed since he last started - agai...

NEW YORK - -Rich Hill stood on the mound and stared toward the dugout, his shoulders slumped and his eyes fixed on approaching Orioles manager Dave Trembley. In an exercise that is becoming all too familiar in the early innings, Hill handed the ball to Trembley, unsure whether he'll ever get it back while wearing an Orioles uniform.

"The writing is on the wall," Hill said. "It's not very difficult to see when you're going out there and not putting up good numbers."