L to R: Nick Wass | Associated Press | Bruce Bennett | Seth Wenig | Associated Press
In the course of an hour, three New York teams fell on Wednesday.
In Baltimore, Nate McLouth took the third pitch he was offered out of play as the Baltimore Orioles walked off with a 3-2 victory over the Yankees. The Orioles went deep for all three runs, including two off Phil Hughes, who went 6 innings, giving up five hits and the two runs off the homers. Vidal Nuno, who pitched to McLouth, took the loss.
Meanwhile, at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers scored the first goal for the first time this series when Taylor Pyatt lit the lamp nearly 4 minutes into the second period. But Boston swarmed back, outplaying the Rangers in the 3rd Period, getting the equalizer three minutes into the period on Johnny Boychuk's 4th of the playoffs. With less than four minutes to play, Henrik Lundqvist made a save, but then the rebound came to Daniel Paille, who was able to bury it for the game-winning goal that gives the Boston Bruins a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Over in Queens, the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of a David Wright fielding error in the 1st inning to score two runs en route to their 4-0 victory over the New York Mets. Todd Frazier hit a grounder that went through Wright's legs and into left field, scoring Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips. They'd tack on one more run with a walk to Devin Mesoraco in the inning. Mesoraco would cap the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the 9th inning.
Jonathan Niese was charged with the loss, but not charged with any runs that crossed home plate in the 1st because of the Wright error. He struck out 7 and allowed five hits in 6 innings pitched.
This afternoon, Matt Harvey gets his third straight day game appearance as the series against the Reds wrap up. Harvey broke four straight no-decisions with a solid effort against the Cubs last weekend. Radio Coverage: 1230 FOX Sports, 12:30pm
Mike Trout became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle after his home run in the 8th inning padded the Los Angeles Angels lead to 12-0. He is the 6th Angel in franchise history to hit for the cycle, and replaces Alex Rodriguez for the youngest in the American League.