Stephen Drew's pinch-hit, go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning was the biggest of three home runs for the New York Yankees, who held on for a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a three-game series.
Chris Young and Mark Teixeira had solo shots prior to Drew's blast off Tommy Hunter (0-1) that gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead, one inning after Adam Jones put Baltimore ahead with a two-run blast against Michael Pineda.
Pineda (1-0) was bailed out by the slam in a 6 1/3-inning outing in which the big right-hander struck out nine but was tagged for five runs on nine hits.
Jones continued a red-hot homestand by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while Alejandro De Aza and Manny Machado each recorded two hits and an RBI in the Orioles' fourth loss in five games.
Wei-Yin Chen had put Baltimore in position for a win by yielding just two runs and four hits over the first six innings.