New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-4

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 ...

NEW YORK - -During batting practice before Monday's series opener at Yankee Stadium, Orioles manager Dave Trembley walked to the outfield to deliver a message to struggling starters Rich Hill and Jason Berken.

He reminded them of the extended opportunities they've had, ones that probably would not have been afforded elsewhere. He told them to stop over-thinking things and get back to what had gotten them into the big leagues in the first place. There were no threats mad...

NEW YORK - - Orioles manager Dave Trembley said he will meet with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail on Friday in Boston to discuss the status of struggling pitcher Rich Hill.

With a day off today before beginning a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles could skip Hill's next turn in the rotation or they could make a more drastic move and release the pitcher or designate him for assignment. Trembley said after Hill's start Tuesday, in which ...