Orioles hit into triple play in loss to Yankees

By Howie Rumberg

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 12 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Youkilis had three hits and an RBI but made an error at third base that led to the tying run in the seventh inning. Youkilis has hit in all nine games he's played with the Yankees.

Eduardo Nunez, filling in at shortstop for injured captain Derek Jeter, was hit on his right wrist by a pitch from Gonzalez and left after attempting a warmup throw before the third inning.

X-rays were negative.

Gonzalez then dropped No. 9 hitter Francisco Cervelli to the dirt in the fifth with a pitch that came close to the catcher's head, and the right-hander was booed relentlessly by what remained of the 35,033 fans that withstood the blustery 35-degree wind chill.

Cervelli ended up walking and coming around to score — clapping his hands — on Cano's RBI single to left-center, his eighth RBI in three games.

"Miguel, I don't think he felt the baseball. He didn't really have a feel for his curveball most of the game," Showalter said. "It was frustrating for him, but CC had a good outing, did a lot of things he's been doing for a long time. He's a pitcher. Miguel gave us a chance to win the game. We were fortunate not to give up more damage than we did."

NOTES: Jones snapped his nine-game hitting streak to start the season ... The Orioles claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from Toronto and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester. To make room on the 40-man roster, they transferred INF Wilson Betemit (torn right knee ligament) from the 15- to the 60-day DL. ... Orioles RHP Steve Johnson (lat strain) and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow surgery) are to throw in extended spring training Saturday.

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