After rain, Orioles rally to beat Chapman and Yankees 3-1
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, right, throws to first base for a double play after forcing out New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius on Robert Refsnyder's ground ball in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Sunday, June 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
BALTIMORE (AP) Matt Wieters followed a lengthy rain delay with a tiebreaking two-run, pinch-hit single off Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the New York Yankees 3-1 Sunday.
Trailing 1-0 in the eighth inning, Baltimore had runners at first and second and one out when play was halted by heavy rain. After a delay of 1 hour, 37 minutes, Chapman entered seeking to earn his 10th save in 10 tries.
The hard-throwing closer struck out Jonathan Schoop before Fernando Pena singled to load the bases. Wieters then bounced a single up the middle, and a third run scored on the play when center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury threw wild to the plate.
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T.J. McFarland (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Kevin Gausman and Zach Britton got three straight outs for his 17th save.