Orioles’ Adam Jones hits home run for win against Yankees
The Baltimore Orioles cut off the New York Yankees’ longest winning streak, with a victory on Sunday night, thanks to Adam Jones’ two-run home run.
It was in the ninth inning when Jones hit the game-winning two-run home run off of Mariano Rivera to defeat the Yankees, 2-1, the Associated Press reported.
“It’s off the greatest closer in the history of the game,” he said to CBS Sports. “I’ll always remember it.”
Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was on the mound for seven innings, only to have David Robertson to pitch during the eighth and to switch Robertson for Rivera for the last inning.
“I wanted it to be more in,” Rivera told CBS Sports. “Didn’t get in enough. It wasn’t really a mistake, just good hitting.”
Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson was on the mound for the ninth and struck out two batters, making it his 30th save in 38 attempts.
“You want to try and redeem yourself and get back in a groove,” he said to CBS Sports. “I felt like I was more aggressive with my fastball today and located it a little better.”