Yankees vs. Orioles: Team Grades from ALDS Game 4

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Yankees vs. Orioles: Team Grades from ALDS Game 4
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After watching a number of exciting baseball games Thursday, the baseball world set its sights on the Big Apple, as the New York Yankees played host to the Baltimore Orioles in what they hoped would be a series-clinching victory.

Entering the evening, it was expected that the Yankees offense could be enough, though the Baltimore pitching staff led by Joe Saunders would not go down without a fight.

In the end, the final score is all that matters, and the clutch hitting from youngster Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy would prove to be the difference, as their efforts in the 13th inning sent the series to a decisive Game 5.

The slate will be wiped clean tomorrow when both teams take to the diamond, but for now, here are some contributing factors to Game 4's 2-1 final.

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