Orioles Defeat Yanks With Big 6th Inning

Cabrera outduels Hughes in Baltimore win
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 10:47 PM CDT
Baltimore Orioles' Melvin Mora (6) slides into second on the throw after he singled as Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter fields the ball during the sixth inning Friday, April 18, 2008, in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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(Newser) – Jay Payton and Melvin Mora had two RBIs apiece in a seven-run sixth inning, Daniel Cabrera took a four-hitter into the seventh, and Baltimore beat the Yankees, 8-2 on Friday. Cabrera and Phil Hughes were locked in a 1-1 duel before the Orioles sent 11 men to the plate in their most productive inning of the season.

 Baltimore got seven hits, all of them singles, against three pitchers. Cabrera (1-0) was pulled after giving up a a leadoff homer to Chad Moeller in the seventh. The right-hander allowed two runs, five hits and a season-low two walks. Hughes (0-3) gave up five runs and a career-high eight hits in his 17th major league appearance.