Smith homer powers Orioles past Yankees

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles takes aim at the pins during Manny Macahdo's bowling tournament

Seth Smith launched a memorable first homer with the Orioles, as the right fielder's two-run blast in the seventh inning was the highlight in Baltimore's 6-5 series-opening win over the Yankees. Machado's first home run of the season got Baltimore within a run at 5-4, and Smith completed the comeback in the seventh with a drive off Tyler Clippard (0-1).

Donnie Hart (1-0) earned his first major league victory by getting the final out in the NY seventh.

Drake, side-armer Darren O'Day, left-hander Donnie Hart, right-hander Brad Brach and Britton combined to allow just three hits. He'll miss the final two games of this weekend's series against the Baltimore Orioles, then possibly return for Monday's home opener at Yankee Stadium.

Jimenez lasted 4.1 innings, charged with five runs on seven hits - three of them by leadoff man Brett Gardner, who scored each time.

For the third straight game, the Orioles bullpen held the opposition scoreless, and gave the offense a chance to catch up.

Signed as a free agent in December, Holliday hit his first home run with the Yankees with a runner on in the third inning, and Sanchez connected in the fifth for a 5-1 lead. Luis Severino is on the mound against Ubaldo Jimenez.

New York are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and the under is 6-2 in New York last 8 road games while New York are 1-10 in Severino's last 11 starts on grass.

Misbah-ul-Haq to retire from internationals after West Indies tour
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"I'd say our concern is low", said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. "He made the one mistake to a really good hitter and he hit it out". As a team, the Yankees have a 3.96 ERA, but an ugly 1.36 WHIP through 25 innings.

Headley committed two errors, but he also made two nice back-to-back catches in the sixth inning.

"I hope it's not because he's in a pretty good situation either way", Girardi said.

Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman left for Florida to continue his rehabilitation program for his sore right shoulder.

"Obviously it can affect you if your legs don't feel sturdy and strong underneath you", Girardi said. He's 1-1 with a 2.39 ERA lifetime versus Baltimore.

Masahiro Tanaka gets the start for the Yanks, while Kevin Gausman takes the hill for the O's.

Sanchez was 0-for-2 on the day with a strikeout.

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