Yankees Outlast Orioles in 12 Innings
Raul Ibanez doubled in the tiebreaking run in the 12th inning, and the New York Yankees overcame a three-run deficit and a wild performance by starter Freddy Garcia in a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Robinson Cano led off the 12th with a double off Pedro Strop (0-1). With two outs, Ibanez hit a liner off the right-field warning track that bounced into the stands.
Former Oriole Clay Rapada (1-0) got two outs in the 11th, and Mariano Rivera worked a perfect 12th for his first save this year and the 604th of his career.
Both teams had trouble in the clutch on a chilly night at Camden Yards. New York went 2 for 18 with runners in scoring position and the Orioles 0 for 8.
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