Yanks Down Orioles, 10-6

Johnny Damon saves New York from a three-game slide.
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 30, 2007 6:34 AM CDT
New York Yankees' Johnny Damon drives the ball into center for an RBI single during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning Tuesday, July 24, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo. The Yankees...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-6 outing against Baltimore yesterday. A struggling Johnny Damon came up big for New York, posting three hits, four runs, and one spectacular catch in left field that stymied a fourth-inning Orioles rally. Alex Rodriguez came up empty in his bid for home run 500, going 0-2 with an intentional walk in the seventh.

A-Rod is now 0-12 since smashing number 499 against the Royals last week. Starter Chien-Ming Wang improves to 12-5, handing New York a crucial win in a hotly contested wildcard race. Meanwhile, Derek Jeter recorded his 7,218th Yankee at-bat, jumping ahead of Babe Ruth on the club's all-time list. (Read more New York Yankees stories.)