NEW YORK (AP) -- Little-used Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth inning, helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night in the opener of a series between AL East rivals.

Andrew Miller and Brian McCann of the New York Yankees celebrate after defeating the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (Jim McIsaac, Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez had a sacrifice fly and Chase Headley an RBI double off Wei-Yin Chen (4-6) on the Taiwanese left-hander's 30th birthday. The Yankees moved 10 games over .500 (51-41) for the first time since Sept. 13, 2013.

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury made a running, over-the-shoulder catch with a runner on second in the seventh to preserve the win for Justin Wilson (3-0) in relief of Nathan Eovaldi. New York opened a five-game lead in the division over Baltimore, which fell to .500 at 46-46.

Dellin Betances pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings and Andrew Miller got three outs against the team he helped win the East last season for his 21st save in 21 chances.

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