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Chen helps Orioles even series with Yankees

11:09 PM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Another one-run game, another win for the Baltimore Orioles.

Wei-Yin Chen outdueled the winningest postseason pitcher in MLB history in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, carrying the Orioles over the New York Yankees, 3-2, to even the best-of-five set.

Chen (1-0) got the better of October stalwart Andy Pettitte as the rookie left-hander allowed two runs -- one earned -- on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.

The Orioles, in a year when they posted the highest winning percentage in major league history in one-run affairs, took advantage of their limited scoring chances against their AL East rival.

Chris Davis knocked in a pair in the third inning and Mark Reynolds added an RBI single in the sixth that proved to be the game-winner.

Jim Johnson, a day after yielding five runs in the ninth inning to take the loss in the series opener, closed out Baltimore's first playoff win at Camden Yards in exactly 15 years.

Pettitte (0-1), whose 43 career postseason starts is more than four times the entire Orioles' staff entering the series, was charged with three runs on seven hits over seven-plus innings.

Derek Jeter went 2-for-5 with an RBI for the Yankees, who will host the remainder of the series as a result of winning the division by two games.

Wednesday's Game 3 will pit New York's Hiroki Kuroda against fellow righty Miguel Gonzalez.

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