Orioles keep Yankees off the board in 6th, still 2-1

There were a few things of note in the bottom of the sixth inning:

1. Derek Jeter is hobbled. It's not quite Misery-bad, but he's clearly walking with a limp. He led off the sixth with a 35-hopper up the middle -- I'd call it luck, but he's been doing it for almost 20 years -- but he was erased on a force out off the bat of Ichiro. As Jeter came off the field, he was noticeably limping.

2. Ichiro can still run. You knew that, but there aren't many 38-year-olds in baseball who could have beat out the back end of a double play like that. There might be just one 38-year-old, actually, though I guess we don't know for sure until we watch Bartolo Colon do it.

3. Alex Rodriguez is still struggling miserably. And when that happens people talk about it too much. But what's more is that when you struggle, you come out on the wrong end of calls like this:


4. Miguel Gonzalez is something of a badass. The 28-year-old rookie has shut the Yankees down for six innings, striking out six without walking anyone. He blew through the Yankees in the last frame, getting Robinson Cano to wave through a high fastball for the last out.

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