Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty gave the Orioles a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning with one out, turning on a slider that Hiroki Kuroda would leave over the plate. He took advantage of the short porch in right field to give the Orioles a 1-0 lead.
The Orioles would take a hanging slider from Kuroda deep once again in the fifth inning, when 20-year-old rookie third baseman Manny Machado drove one deep to left field, giving the Orioles a 2-1 lead. While the ball certainly had enough to get out on its own, the wind helped it along.
In the bottom of the third, with two outs and Russell Martin on third base, Derek Jeter hit a fly ball to center field that the wind kept pushing toward right field.
It would land on the warning track, just beyond the outstretched glove of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. Jeter would wind up with an RBI triple that tied the game at one.
Pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Yankees trailing by one, Raul Ibanez would turn Jim Johnson's offering into a souvenir for a lucky fan sitting in right field, tying the game at two.
Ibanez wasn't done for the night.
It should be noted that Machado's home run was notable on a number of levels, as the 20-year-old is now a card-carrying member of an exclusive club:
As if that wasn't enough of an accomplishment, consider this:
Last, but certainly not least. Unless your name is Andruw Jones, your first name must start with the letter "M" to even be considered for membership:
Neither offense came through with runners on base, with the Orioles going 1-for-9 while the Yankees posted an equally inept 1-for-8 night.
Final Grade for Baltimore's Offense: C-
Final Grade for New York's Offense: C+