Yankees Score 12 Runs in First inning in Rout of Orioles

By Tom Liddy on July 31, 2011 11:42am | Updated on July 31, 2011 5:38pm

Francisco Cervelli (left) congratulates teammate Rafael Soriano after beating the Orioles at home on July 30, 2011.
Francisco Cervelli (left) congratulates teammate Rafael Soriano after beating the Orioles at home on July 30, 2011.
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MANHATTAN — The New York Yankees put up a franchise record 12 runs in the first inning against Baltimore Orioles Saturday.  

The 17-3 blowout in the second game of the doubleheader saw every starter score at least one hit and one run against the Orioles, MLB.com said.

The Bombers' run at home kicked off with a Robinson Cano single, which drove in Curtis Granderson.

That was followed up by hits from Nick Swisher, Andruw Jones, Russell Martin, Eduardo Nunez, Derek Jeter and Marx Teixeira.

The Yankees were on such a roll that Cano was able to pack another hit into the inning. The streak was capped off by a homer from Nick Swisher.

Orioles starting Zach Britton was pulled from the game halfway through the disastrous inning.  But it wasn't entirely his fault - Orioles' fielders bungled two plays.

The white-hot scoring streak cooled off after the second, with the Yanks adding three more to the score off of a Brett Gardner groundout and a Cano double.

Cano went 5-for-5 on the night with 5 RBIs, helping boost the Yankees to 63-42 record.

The win followed an 8-3 victory over the Orioles in the first game of the doubleheader.

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