New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-6

BALTIMORE - The more you see of A.J. Burnett, the easier it is to understand why he has never parlayed his dazzling ability into similarly dazzling results during his 11 years in the majors.

Command of his fastball is one critical issue, as in the one he piped for a Luke Scott three-run home run at Camden Yards last night, but more than that, Burnett seems to let his emotions get in the way of his own brilliance, and doesn't do the little things to help himself when he'...

BALTIMORE - With more than half of the Camden Yards crowd dressed in Yankees gear, Tuesday night felt like a home game for the Bombers. After hitting five homers in a 9-6 win, they really felt like they were in the Bronx.

The home run derby marked the fourth time this season the Yankees have hit that many in a game, as they bashed their way to a fifth straight victory to set up another potential series sweep tonight. "It's nice to be able to score runs in a lot of diffe...

Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones will miss two to three weeks and could be done for the remainder of the season after severely spraining his left ankle Tuesday night.

"We've got five weeks left; of course I want to be there on the field with my teammates. There's nothing I'd rather do," Jones said. "But at the same time, you've got to be smart. Is it smart enough to come back for the last couple of weeks, or is it smart enough to just let it heal all the way a...

Orioles first baseman Luke Scott hit the night's longest one, his three-run shot landing about 25 feet shy of the first in-game home run off the warehouse in Camden Yards history.

But on a night when homers flew out of the 18-year-old ballpark at a dizzying pace, the Orioles simply couldn't keep up with the powerful New York Yankees. Nick Swisher and Eric Hinske hit back-to-back homers off Chris Ray to break a seventh-inning tie and the Yankees hit five of the game's se...

For Orioles fans, there are times when hating the Yankees evolves from the usual small-minded parochial envy into good, clean fun.

Boy, is this September one of those times.

If you were at Camden Yards the past three nights to watch the Yankees beat up on the Orioles, you saw a classic case of baseball's haves against the have-nots.

Let's look first at the Yankees, who have so much going for them right now it should be illegal.

They have baseball's best record ...