NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) --
J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones
each blasted a three-run homer during a big seventh inning Sunday, powering Baltimore over the New York Yankees 7-3.
The Orioles were trailing 3-0 until exploding for seven runs in the seventh.
Michael Morse and Danny Valencia led off the inning with back-to-back singles, chasing Yankees starter Andy Pettitte.
Shawn Kelley (4-3) relieved, only to allow an RBI single to Matt Wieters, followed by Hardy's go-ahead, three-run shot.
The O's put two more runners and base and Jones then capped the outburst with another homer, this one coming against Joba Chamberlain.
Kevin Gausman (2-3) was credited with the win for the O's, who avoided a three-game sweep. They came into the contest four games out of an American League wild card berth.
Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano each drove in a run for New York, which fell 1/2 game behind Baltimore in the wild card chase.
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