April 11, 2012 12:00 AM
" BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees have grown accustomed to beating the Baltimore Orioles, even if it occasionally takes some additional work to accomplish the feat.
Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the 10th, and New York defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Wednesday night for their second straight extra-inning win and a three-game sweep.
Curtis Granderson homered and drove in three runs for the Yankees, who won consecutive extra-inning road games for the first time since July 16-17, 2001, at Philadelphia, according to STATS LLC.
New York has won 16 of 21 against the Orioles since the beginning of last season. During that time, the Yankees are 5-2 in extra innings against Baltimore.
“I thought our guys responded well under some tough circumstances with two extra-inning wins,” manager Joe Girardi said.
After winning the opener of the series 6-2, New York went 12 innings on Tuesday night before going overtime again in the finale. New York now heads home to face the Los Angeles Angels on Friday after a 3-3 start on the road.
“It’s nice to go home. Everyone is excited to go home,” Girardi said "
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