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Greene sharp as Yankees beat Orioles 3-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie Shane Greene pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning of his second major league start, Derek Jeter had two hits and an RBI and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Saturday.

Starting pitcher Shane Greene #61 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch
Starting pitcher Shane Greene #61 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Greene (2-0) struck out nine and walked two in his third big league appearance. The right-hander didn’t give up a hit until the fifth inning and allowed only two runners past second base in 7 1-3 innings.

It was Greene’s second win in six days with the Yankees, the first coming at Cleveland. For most of the season, the 25-year-old put up unspectacular numbers (5-2, 4.61 ERA) for Scranton-Wilkes-Barre of the International League.

David Robertson, the third New York reliever, worked a perfect ninth for his 23rd save.

Brian McCann had three hits for the Yankees, who moved within four games of the first-place Orioles in the AL East.

 

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