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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jim Poole, 1995 Pacific #29

This Day in Orioles History: May 24, 1993

Orioles 8, Yankees 6 at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

In front of a sparse crowd in "The House that Ruth Built", the sixth-place Birds (18-25) overcame a rocky start by elder statesman Rick Sutcliffe to top the hated Yankees (24-20). Sut improved to 5-2 despite permitting all six runs in six innings of work. He was victimized by two home runs off the bat of flash-in-the-pan slugger Kevin Maas, which accounted for four of the half-dozen New York tallies. He was relieved by lefty Jim Poole, who shut the Bombers down with two perfect innings of work, fanning three batters in the process. Closer Gregg Olson earned the save despite walking the leadoff hitter in the ninth. It was his ninth save of the year, and his 140th as an Oriole, extending his team record.

Righty Jim Abbott and the host Yanks were nursing a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning when all hell broke loose. A Brady Anderson double and a Mark McLemore 2-RBI single gave the O's a 3-1 lead, and catcher Chris Hoiles delivered a three-run homer that looked like the dagger. However, Sutcliffe coughed up a run in the bottom of the frame and four more in the sixth to tie the game, 6-6. The Baltimore bats immediately bailed their pitcher out, though, with Cal Ripken's leadoff dinger in the seventh putting the club ahead for good. Harold Reynolds added insurance with a run-scoring single in the following inning.

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