The Yankees used home runs from Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Melky Cabrera and Jason Giambi to beat the Orioles on Sunday afternoon in Baltimore. They also used the first Yankee RBI from Bobby Abreu to add to the score.

Jaret Wright started for the Yankees and as usual put himself into trouble. He put the leadoff runner on in the first four innings. However, he was able to pitch out of early inning jams and give up only one run. With runners on first and third and only one out, Wright was able to strike out Yankees killer Miguel Tejada and then end the inning without giving up any runs. In the second he was in trouble again but struck out Kevin Millar looking with a runner on third and only one out.

Rodrigo Lopez was the starter for the O's and as usual for him he got hurt by the gopher ball. Jeter's shot to right center was in the first inning and was followed by three more home runs during the game. Bobby Abreu also hit a double to deep right to setup another run.

Wright gave way to Scott Proctor in the seventh and he pitched until two outs in the eighth. In the eighth he allowed the first two runners to reach base but then was able to get the next two outs without any runs scoring. Mariano Rivera was then summoned to end the game since he would be entering with the tying run on base and a save situation was at hand.

Mo was Mo as usual and retired all four batters he faced for his 28th save of the season. The Yankees win coupled with another Red Sox loss extended the Yankees lead to two full games in the AL East. Jonathan Papelbon blew his fourth save of the season when he gave up a home run to former Yankee Dioner Navarro to tie the game. Morton hit a walk off homer in the tenth to win the game for Tampa Bay.

The Yankees have tomorrow off and then face the White Sox in Chicago for a three game series starting Tuesday night. The Yankees will throw Wang, Johnson and Mussina vs. Garcia, Garland and Vazquez for the White Sox.