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BALTIMORE -- Limited to three hits over seven innings, the Baltimore Orioles turned to their reliable, standard weapon -- the home run -- to pull out a comeback victory over the New York Yankees. Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones connected in a four-run eighth inning, and Baltimore completed a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series with a 5-3 win Wednesday night. The Orioles lead the majors with 152 home runs, are 35-10 when hitting more than one and 58-25 when going deep at least once. After Schoop tied it with a drive off Dellin Betances, Shawn Kelley (2-4) gave up a single and a walk before Jones hit a shot into the bullpen area beyond the centre-field wall. "When were down by one we always feel were just one pitch away," Jones said. "So that happened, and once we tie the game all the marbles are up. First one to score one wins." Jones made it happen. As the ball dropped over the fence for his 23rd home run, he raised his right arm in triumph as he rounded first base. "Big spot, big home run," Jones said. "Nothing wrong with showing a little emotion here and there." Darren ODay (4-1) worked the eighth and Zach Britton gave up a run in the ninth en route to his 25th save. It was the eighth straight series win for the AL East-leading Orioles, who increased their margin over the fading third-place Yankees to eight games. Baltimore is 8-3 against New York this season, outscoring the Yankees 60-31. "Its tough right now because they are hitting very good," New Yorks Francisco Cervelli said. "Theyve got a couple of hitters who are really hot right now." Yankees manager Joe Girardi missed the finish after being ejected in the seventh inning by home plate umpire Gerry Davis. Girardi was furious after Davis called New Yorks Stephen Drew out for running in the baseline on his way to first base. "Yeah, well, Gerry was wrong," Girardi said. Girardis second ejection of the year came with New York ahead 2-1 on the strength of Cervellis second home run of the year, a two-run drive in the third inning off Chris Tillman. The lead didnt stand up, and now the Yankees are stuck in a four-game skid and scrambling to stay in the playoff hunt. "Weve got to start winning series again," Girardi said. "We have not won the last two series and we put ourselves in a little bit of a hole." Making his first appearance in the big leagues since April 23, New York starter Michael Pineda retired the first 12 batters he faced before Nelson Cruz doubled to open the fifth. Pineda allowed one run and two hits over five innings. After being suspended for 10 games for using a foreign substance on the mound in April, the right-hander went on the disabled list with a shoulder muscle injury. He left after throwing 67 pitches. "We thought he started getting the ball up a little bit," Girardi said. Baltimore played without its two starters on the left side of the infield. Third baseman Manny Machado was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee ligament and shortstop J.J. Hardy missed a third straight game with a sprained left thumb. Tillman gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings. TRAINERS ROOM Yankees: After throwing fastballs off flat ground, RHP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow inflammation) said through an interpreter, "I feel good because everything is progressing in the way that I want it to." Girardi said, "Our hope is hell pitch in September." Orioles: Machado said his injury is "not as bad as we thought." Hardy hopes to return for the weekend series in Cleveland. UP NEXT Yankees: After taking Thursday off, the Yankees open a three-game series in Tampa Bay. Girardi has opted to start Hiroki Kuroda on Sunday instead of Chris Capuano. Orioles: Baltimore gets a day off before facing the Indians to launch a nine-game road trip that includes a weeks stay in Chicago, where it will face the White Sox and Cubs. BEAST IN THE EAST The Orioles are 30-19 against AL East foes, the best in-division record in the AL. New York is 21-25 in the division, which goes a long way toward explaining its deficit in the East. Ua Commit Shoes Outlet . The top-ranked Spaniard won his fourth Madrid Open on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a hip injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final. And Nadal, who is coming off to uncharacteristic quarterfinal losses on clay, said his mental strength is still lacking just two weeks ahead of the French Open. Under Armour Shoes Cheap . However, Jim Popp isnt sure how long hell be able to admire wide receiver Duron Carter. http://www.outletunderarmourstore.com/fa...nline.html. Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Martin Jones made just 17 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season as the Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-0 victory over the lowly Oilers on Thursday. Under Armour Store . The Flames are in the midst of a six-game slide (0-5-1), their longest losing streak since an 0-6-3 skid from Jan. 11-28, 2010. They havent won since Nov. 3 in Chicago and most recently went winless on a three-game homestand. Under Armour Outlet . Lineup news, Fantasy tips and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking. HEROES Blake Comeau – The Penguins winger had a hat trick in a 4-3 overtime win against Toronto.Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Dele Ali and Artem Dzyuba are this week’s Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side Elite Players for Englands clash with Russia, but which one is worthy of your selection? Heres a look at the form of the four…Wayne Rooney Average points: 62.78Wayne Rooney leads England out as captain against Russia and will be hoping to add to the record haul of 52 goals netted so far for his country. The Three Lions skipper endured a frustrating season as Manchester United missed out on Champions League qualification but hes sure to be one to watch this summer on the international stage. Rooney has scored five goals in his last seven international appearances so dont underestimate his quality. His Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side average points return also isnt too bad!Harry KaneAverage points: 36.25Harry Kanes goalscoring record for Tottenham surpassed Rooney this summer but hes got more to prove in an England shirt. Kane netted 32 goals in all competition for club and country during the 2015/16 campaign but this is his first major tournament at full international level. The 22-year-old will get the chance to lead Englands attack, probably alongside Rooneyy and Jamie Vardy, so hes sure to get a few chances to strike against Russia.ddddddddddddGoing for goals always helps in Fantasy Six-a-Side as well.Dele Ali Average points: 19.67Dele Alli arrives at the Euro 2016 finals on the back of a sensational start to life with Tottenham. The midfielder stepped up from Sky Bet League One club MK Dons last summer and hes made an immediate impact at White Hart Lane. His form has been so impressive that hes now secured a place in Englands midfield and a chance to rack up those Fantasy Six-a-Side points. Alli has a reputation for spectacular goals so that is something that Russia will have to be wary of.Artem DzyubaAverage points: 57.38England will have to be wary of Russia striker Artem Dzyuba on Saturday night. The forward has enjoyed a prolific season with Zenit St Petersburg in his home country, proving he can cut it alongside the best in the world by scoring six goals in six games in the Champions League this term. His couple of assists to go with his six goals in the Champions League shows he has plenty more about him just brute force. Dzyuba could definitely be one to watch.Pick your Fantasy Six-a-Side line-up here. ' ' 'nning six along the way. "He was throwing the crap out of the ball ... he was using all of his pitches really (well) and he gave us a real shot to win the game," said Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro. The Blue Jays staked Morrow to an early two-run lead and gave him a 5-0 cushion after five innings. The Astros battled back with three runs in the sixth before Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., provided some insurance with a two-run shot an inning later for his first homer of the season. "They stung us there and battled back and got within reaching distance there, so it was good to put us back on top and put it out of reach later in the game," Lawrie said. Melky Cabrera, Maicer Izturis and Navarro had two hits apiece as Toronto outhit the Astros 10-6. Morrow (1-1) struck out the side in the first inning. The Astros didnt put a man on base until the fourth, when leadoff man Dexter Fowler walked and moved to third on Jason Castros one-out single. That didnt faze Morrow -- he struck out cleanup man Jose Altuve and fanned Chris Carter to get out of the jam. "He was throwing a lot of split-fingers and sliders and we were kind of fishing at them," said Astros outfielder Alex Presley. Morrow allowed five hits and three earned runs in his first quality start since May 5th, 2013. It was the first time he had struck out at least nine batters in a game since an 11-strikeout performance against the Minnesota Twins on Oct. 3, 2012. "I thought he was very aggressive tonight and he had that look about him too," said Toronto manager John Gibbons. "I mean he was confident, but thats what hes capable of doing ... its something to build off of." Torontos timely hitting and some poor defensive play by the Astros helped the Blue Jays score three runs in the fifth. Cabrera singled, stole second and scored on a single by Izturis. Jose Bautista walked and the runners advanced when Edwin Encarnacion grounded out weakly to the first-base side. After Adam Lind was intentionally walked to load the bases, Navarro hit a tailor-made double play ball to Matt Dominguez but the third baseman made an errant throw that allowed two runs to score. The Astros did all of their damage in the sixth inning. Fowler singled to centre and Presley followed with a two-run homer to deep right-centre field. Altuve tripled and scored when Carter grounded out. Encarnacion made a nice play at first base by short-hopping a chopper from Marc Krauss and stepping on the bag for the third out. In the bottom of the sixth, Ryan Goins reached on a walk but was later picked off by Williams. Gibbons came out to talk to the umpire but didnt challenge the call as the replays the Blue Jays saw were inconclusive. Triple-A callup Neil Wagner came on in the seventh inning and retired the Astros in order. Lawrie turned on a 2-1 pitch from Josh Zeid, who relieved Williams after he left the game due to a right groin strain. Toronto reliever Steve Delabar recorded one out in the ninth before taking a liner off his lower right leg. He limped off the field and was replaced by Esmil Rogers, who got the final two outs. Announced attendance was 13,569 and the game took three hours nine minutes to play. The Blue Jays will go for a sweep of the three-game series on Thursday night. Notes: Toronto ace R.A. Dickey (1-1) is scheduled to face Houston left-hander Dallas Keuchel (0-1) in the series finale. ... Before the game, the Blue Jays recalled Wagner from the Buffalo Bisons and optioned fellow right-hander Marcus Walden to the triple-A club. ... Izturis was moved from the No. 8 spot to the second position in the batting order. He went 2-for-3 to improve his batting average to .459. ... Toronto split a four-game series at Tampa Bay to open the season before dropping a weekend set to the New York Yankees. ... Delabar said he iced his leg after the game and would probably get the day off Thursday. ... Navarro stole a base in the seventh inning. It was his first steal since a game on Sept. 7, 2009 against the Yankees. Golden Knights Jerseys China . 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