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Originally published Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

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Reimold, Flaherty, Markakis homer, O's top Yankees

Nolan Reimold, Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis hit solo home runs, sending the Baltimore Orioles over the Yankees 5-3 Saturday and stopping New York's four-game winning string.

AP Baseball Writer

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NEW YORK —

Nolan Reimold, Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis hit solo home runs, sending the Baltimore Orioles over the Yankees 5-3 Saturday and stopping New York's four-game winning string.

Nate McLouth doubled twice, singled and made a nifty catch in left field to back Jason Hammel (2-1).

Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, Darren O'Day and Jim Johnson each pitched a scoreless inning. Johnson closed for his fifth save, shutting down a team that tagged him in last year's AL playoffs.

Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells hit solo homers for the Yankees. Phil Hughes (0-2) was booed off the mound after giving up three long drives in three-plus innings.

Reimold provided a rare boost from the DH slot. Baltimore designated hitters had managed a mere single and zero RBIs in 33 at-bats this season until he homered in the fourth. It was a loud shot, too, from the ninth-place hitter, with the crack of the bat reverberating around Yankee Stadium.

Flaherty's longball was equally unexpected. He was 1 for 18 with a single this year before his homer in the second. Markakis led off the third by connecting against the homer-prone Hughes.

Down 5-2 in the fourth, the Yankees put two runners on with one out. Lyle Overbay hit a long liner to the opposite field, but McLouth hurried back, stuck up his glove and made the catch on a tough ball.

Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano shifted to shortstop for the ninth inning, the first time he's played anywhere except second in the majors.

With Derek Jeter injured, Eduardo Nunez sitting out a day after being hit by a pitch and starting shortstop Jayson Nix leaving for a pinch-hitter in the eighth, Cano moved over. He didn't get any plays in the field.

Orioles Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy bounced a routine throw for his first error of the season, All-Star Adam Jones flung his bat and helmet after chasing strike three and even McLouth, known for his hustle, appeared to coast around the bases and ran through a stop sign for an easy out at the plate.

Hughes never looked comfortable, and taking Matt Wieters' hard one-hopper off his body on a chilly afternoon didn't help, either. Slowed in spring training by a bulging disk in his back, Hughes lost his season debut last weekend after coming off the disabled list to start at Detroit.

Reliever David Phelps kept the Yankees close, giving up one hit in four shutout innings and striking out six.

McLouth led off the game by slicing a double, moved up when Manny Machado put down the first sacrifice bunt against the Yankees this year and later scored on a grounder by Jones.

NOTES: Nunez left Friday night's game after being hit by a pitch in the right wrist. The Yankees said he was OK. ... Orioles RHP Steve Johnson (lat strain) pitched three innings and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow surgery) threw two innings at extended spring training. "It was a big day to get through," manager Buck Showalter said. ... Baltimore LHP Wei-Yin Chen starts Sunday night against Yankees RHP Hiroki Kuroda. ... Yankees RHP Chien-Ming Wang threw the equivalent of 5 2-3 scoreless innings against the Pirates in his second extended spring training game. He said he felt close to being ready to pitch in a regular minor league game. ... The Yankees and Indians will play a traditional doubleheader on May 13 in Cleveland to make up for a pair of recent rainouts.

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