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But New York ended any remaining suspense by batting around in the seventh. The key hits were a three-run double by Swisher and a two-run homer by Teixeira.
Jones homered with a man on in the eighth off Chad Gaudin, and Nick Markakis doubled in two runs in the ninth.
NOTES: Baltimore fell to 7-24 against the AL East. ... Yankees C Jorge Posada tested his right foot by simulating catching duties before the game, but manager Joe Girardi doubts Posada will be cleared to catch this week. ... Despite getting three singles, Baltimore's Miguel Tejada extended his homerless streak to 142 at-bats, the second-longest stretch of his career. ... Josh Paul, who managed at Class A Staten Island last season, served as NY's bullpen coach. He replaced Mike Harkey, who is serving as pitching coach while Dave Eiland tends to a personal matter.
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