Orioles may be in Yankees' heads

O's don't care that the Bombers, on paper, are the better team -- and that's scary

Updated: October 9, 2012, 11:49 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In one nook of the New York Yankees' Game 2 losing clubhouse, Alex Rodriguez lamented Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson firing a "cement ball." In another, a smiling Nick Swisher sounded a bit exasperated that lefty reliever Brian Matusz owns him.

The season series between the Yankees and Orioles is now a best of three, winner takes all.

So far this year, it is 10 wins for the Yankees and 10 for the Orioles. It is 99 runs for the Yankees, and 97 for the Orioles. ...

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