Carrying over the momentum from last night, the Yankees broke out in the first inning with Derek Jeter leading off the game with a single and coming around to score on a home run by Curtis Granderson.
The Orioles threatened in the second inning when Luke Scott singled to center field and Adam Jones and Matt Wieters walked. However, Cesar Izturis struck out, leaving the bases loaded to end the inning.
New York added a run in the fifth inning as Granderson doubled and was brought in on a fielder's choice by Alex Rodriguez.
Mark Reynolds snapped an 0-for-22 with a two-run homer in the seventh to bring the Orioles within one. Those were Reynolds' first two RBIs since April 15.
The Orioles rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Jones drew a walk and Jake Fox got a pinch hit single. Brian Roberts extended his hit streak to 11 with a single to tie the game up before Robert Andino was thrown out at the plate, trying to win it.
The Yankees got the first two batters on in the tenth with a single by Jeter and a walk by Granderson. Rodriguez hit a fly ball to centerfield for the second out, allowing Jones to throw Jeter out at the plate in an attempt to win the game. The Orioles were retired in order.
After a 40 minute rain delay, Cano lead off the eleventh with a double to right field and stole third base. Pinch hitter Eric Chavez got the intentional pass and moved to third base on an error by Andino after Russell Martin singled to score Cano. New York tacked on another when Chavez scored on a single by Jeter. An error by Reynolds allowed an extra base to both Martina and Jeter. Granderson followed with another single, hitting in Martin.
Going into the bottom of the eleventh with a three run deficit, the Birds were sat down in order.
Settling down after the first inning, starter Jake Arrieta worked effectively for six innings, giving up three runs on five hits. He broke his career strikeout record, which had previously been six against New York in his debut. Today, he got nine K's, including two against Posada, who was his first strikeout at the major league level. Arrieta's ERA went to 4.94.
Baltimore's bullpen finished the game with Koji Uehara coming on in the seventh. Both he and Jim Johnson retired the side in order in their inning of work a piece. Kevin Gregg took the mound in the ninth, giving up a walk and getting a strike out. Jeremy Accardo went scoreless in the tenth. Jason Berken came on to pitch after the delay, allowing three runs—two earned—on four hits.
Yankee starter Freddy Garcia's slow game pace kept the already quiet offense from making any noise over his six scoreless innings, surrendering only two singles. He got seven strikeouts and brought his ERA to 0.69. Joba Chamberlain came out of the pen in the seventh to go one inning, giving up two runs on two hits. Mariano Rivera went for the four out save, but allowed the tying run to send the game to extra innings and blowing his second save in a row.
Boone Logan was matched up in the tenth, retiring the side in order. Logan stayed on after the delay to get one out before Buddy Carlyle was handed the ball to record the final two outs of the game.