Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Orioles 0

July, 12, 2014
Jul 12
7:12
PM ET
BALTIMORE -- Rookie Shane Greene was Tanaka-like dominating the Orioles to push the Yankees (47-46) above .500 and reduce their deficit to four games in the AL East.

Greene Machine: Green's final line: 7 1/3 scoreless innings, four hits, two walks and nine strikeouts. He left with one out in the eighth, having thrown 106 pitches.

Deja Vu: In two career starts, Greene, 25, now has two games in which he no-hit his opponent for 4 2/3 innings. In his first start, Greene finished by going six innings and allowing just two runs in the 5-3 win in Cleveland.

Cruz Controlled: Greene struck out Nelson Cruz three times, including to end the sixth, leaving the tying run at third.

Not looking Greene: Greene did not give up a hit until there were two outs in the fifth. Manny Machado's clean single through the hole on the left side gave Greene a chance to demonstrate he can escape trouble.

Ryan Flaherty singled and stole second, which brought up Nick Hundley with the two runners in scoring position. Greene smoked Flaherty with a 2-2 95 mph fastball to end the inning. Greene pounded his glove to celebrate.

Great stuff: Greene's fastball was consistently at 95 mph, which he combined with a sinker, a slider and a curve. His stuff is real.

On the board: Mark Teixeira continues shine at the plate. In the third, Teixeira gave the Yankees the game's first run, driving a two-out double down the right field line. Derek Jeter, who had singled, attempted to score from first. However, a nicely executed relay from right fielder Nick Markakis to second baseman Ryan Flaherty to Hundley just nailed Jeter at the plate.

Captain Clutch: In the seventh, the Yankees finally added a second run when Jeter knocked a two-out single to left. Kelly Johnson scored from second, just beating Steve Pearce's throw. The crowd -- which, per usual, includes its fair share of Yankee fans -- loudly chanted, "Der-ek Jeter, Der-ek Jeter, Der-ek Jeter"

Jaking it: Jacoby Ellsbury brought home Jeter with an RBI double in the seventh. The cushion was 3-0 for the Yankees.

Tap Dancing: Since hitting coach Kevin Long rid Brian McCann of his toe tap prior to last Sunday's game, McCann is hitting .359 in 39 at-bats. He went 3-for-4 on Sunday as the DH. He fouled a ball sharply off his right foot in the seventh, but stayed in the game to single up the middle. On the knock, Ellsbury was thrown out by a mile at the plate for the last out of the inning.

The Save: David Robertson handled the ninth for his 23rd save.

On-Deck: The Yankees will finish up the first half on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. The Orioles will send Kevin Gausman (3-2, 3.51) vs. TBA. It will likely be Chase Whitley, followed by a committee of relievers.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.271 16 70 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
WM. Tanaka 13
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146