New York Yankees defeat Baltimore Orioles, 10-2

BALTIMORE - Alex Rodriguez reached a milestone Wednesday night, recording the 2,500th hit of his career with a fifth-inning single.

But hits 2,501 and 2,502 proved to be much more important.

A-Rod's two-run single in the seventh snapped a tie, while his two-run hit in the ninth helped the Yankees blow the game open en route to a 10-2 win over the Orioles.

CC Sabathia became the American League's first 16-game winner, throwing seven innings of one-run ball. Sabathia a...

BALTIMORE - CC Sabathia's stellar second half has thrust his name into the American League Cy Young conversation, but the big lefthander has his eye on another piece of hardware.

"I'll take a World Series trophy over a Cy Young any day," Sabathia said. "That's my goal."

Sabathia already has a Cy Young at home, having captured the award in 2007. His Indians dispatched the Yankees in the first round that fall, but they fell to the Red Sox in the ALCS.

After rolling ...

The New York Yankees officially said goodbye to Camden Yards for another baseball season but not before providing one more display of dominance over an Orioles team whose annual late-season freefall is at full throttle.

In an unsightly top of the ninth inning for the home team that could serve as a microcosm for the Orioles' season series against their American League East rivals, the Yankees turned a one-run game into a rout by scoring seven times.

It got so bad tha...