The Yankees erased a 3-0 defecit and beat the Orioles 6-3 to increase their A.L. East lead to three games over the Red Sox, who lost at home to Detroit. The win also ties them with the White Sox in the standings, who lost to Kansas City (still too early to overlook the wild card situation).

Mike Mussina wasn't bad, but couldn't get any run support. When Moose was done after the 6th inning, he had left with the Yankees trailing 3-0. Alex Rodriguez brought in a run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th after making what could've been a costly error, allowing a run to score on what should've been a double play groundout. The Yankees' offense exploded once Orioles' starter Erik Bedard left the game, with Johnny Damon Going deep for a two-run shot to tie the game in the 7th. Robinson Cano scored Bobby Abreu on a double to left to put the Yankees ahead later in that inning. The Yankees added two more insurance runs in the 8th, courtesy of an RBI triple by Damon and a sac fly by Derek Jeter. Mariano worked another 1-2-3 ninth to record his 31st save.

Scott Proctor recorded his 5th win of the season in what was a great performance by the Yankee bullpen, allowing only one baserunner in three scoreless innings. Melky Cabrera and Bobby Abreu also had good nights, recording two and three hits respectively.

The Yankees will send Cory Lidle to the mound tonight and the offense will take another crack at rookie Adam Loewen. Loewen has struggled this year (2-4, 6.41) but pitched 6 and 1/3 scoreless innings and allowed only one hit in the Orioles' shutout victory over the Yanks on August 5. Game starts at 7 E.T.