Orioles Rally Past Yankees 5-3 For 2-Game Sweep

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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13:  Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Chris Davis #19 and Nick Markakis #21 after hitting a three-run home run in the eighth inning during a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-3. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 13: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Chris Davis #19 and Nick Markakis #21 after hitting a three-run home run in the eighth inning during a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-3. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE — Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones homered in a four-run eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the New York Yankees 5-3 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series.

Limited to three hits through seven innings, Baltimore trailed 2-1 before Schoop tied it with a drive off Dellin Betances. Shawn Kelley (2-4) then gave up a single and a walk before Jones hit a shot into the bullpen area beyond the center-field wall.

As the ball dropped over the fence for his 23rd home run, Jones raised his right arm in triumph as he rounded first base.

Darren O’Day (4-1) worked the eighth and Zach Britton gave up a run in the ninth en route to his 25th save.

It was the eighth straight series win for the AL East-leading Orioles, who increased their margin over the fading third-place Yankees to eight games.

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