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Continued: Adam Jones hits 2-run homer off Mariano Rivera in 9th to rally Orioles past Yankees 2-1

  • Article by: MIKE FITZPATRICK , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: July 8, 2013 - 2:01 AM

Helped by some solid defense, Kuroda struck out four and walked one while throwing 88 efficient pitches.

Hammel threw 69 of 102 pitches for strikes, but that only got him through five innings as the Yankees fouled off many of his best offerings. He is 0-3 in seven starts since beating Washington on May 27.

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado made a jaw-dropping play to end the sixth, showing why he was selected to the All-Star team Saturday on his 21st birthday.

Machado knocked down Luis Cruz's high bouncer with a backhand behind the bag, but the ball was rolling away from him when he picked it up with his bare hand. In one twisting motion that almost defied the physics of athletic momentum, he zinged a perfect throw across his body to first base — from deep in foul territory.

After he was called out, Cruz looked across the diamond in disbelief at Machado, who ended up near the dugout railing.

Eduardo Nunez hit a sacrifice fly for New York in the second.

"Hiroki pitched a tremendous game and we should've, should've won that game," Rivera said. "That would've been a great game to save."

NOTES: RHP Scott Feldman makes his first home start for Baltimore on Monday night against his former team, the Texas Rangers. Acquired from the Cubs on Tuesday, Feldman pitched seven shutout innings of two-hit ball against Texas on May 6. ... Orioles slugger Chris Davis said he would happily participate in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game if asked. "It's something I've always wanted to do," Davis said, adding he has no concerns about messing up his swing. "I play home run derby every day in batting practice." ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) was the DH in his second rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and went 1 for 2 with two walks and a run. ... The Yankees hosted about 4,000 residents of Newtown, Conn., in an effort to help the community heal from the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.

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