On-deck batter Chris Davis (19) congratulates Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones and Nick Markakis after Markakis scored on Jones' ninth-inning, game-winning, two-run, home run off New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in a baseball game, Sunday, July 7. (AP)
NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Jones hit a two-run homer off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday, ending New York's longest winning streak of the season at six games.
A healthy Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven innings of 3-hit ball for the Yankees, but they were unable to finish off a 3-game sweep after Baltimore took all three games from them at Camden Yards last weekend.
David Robertson worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Rivera (1-2) entered looking to reach 30 saves for the 15th time, which would break a tie with Trevor Hoffman for the major league record.