MLB: New York Yankees 8, Baltimore 5

Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Ichiro Suzuki highlighted a five-run New York fifth Friday and launched the Yankees to an 8-5 win over Baltimore.

Baltimore scored three times in the top of the fifth, two of the runs scoring on a home run from Danny Valencia, to give the Orioles a 4-2 lead.

New York, however, quickly responded by batting around in the bottom half of the inning to take control of the opening game of the series.

Curtis Granderson opened the fifth with a double and scored on another double from Mark Reynolds. Suzuki followed with his homer to right on the first pitch from Miguel Gonzalez (8-7).

New York kept it going with a double by Austin Romine, a single by Brett Gardner and a walk to Derek Jeter that loaded the bases. T.J. McFarland then relieved Gonzalez and was greeted by a two-run single from Robinson Cano.

The Yankees' comeback gave the win to starter CC Sabathia (12-11), who gave up five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Mariano Rivera retired the side in order in the ninth for his 39th save.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Report: Aldridge steps back to consider plans
First shoe drops in St. Louis Cardinals' hacking scandal
Miami Heat sign first-round F Winslow
Report: Rondo, Belinelli headed to Sacramento Kings
Dallas Mavericks, Jordan near agreement on max contract