Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven strong innings and the Baltimore Orioles hit three homers in a 6-2 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday.
The home runs by Chris Davis, Jimmy Paredes and Alejandro De Aza came against Yankees starter Chase Whitley and helped the Orioles snap a four-game losing streak, which included the first two games of this series.
"We were going to get one eventually," said Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who started despite crashing into the wall in Friday's game. "You have to just keep playing the game. We've been playing good baseball, it's just been a play here or a play there from winning."
Chen (1-1) had his best outing of the season, racking up seven strikeouts and allowing just five hits, one run and a walk for his first win since Sept. 15.
Whitley (1-1) pitched 5 2/3 innings in his third start of the season, giving up five runs, six hits and two walks.
The Orioles snapped an eight-game skid as the road team, not including a three-game series in Tampa when they were designated as the home team.
They hit three home runs to right field in the third and fourth innings to take a 4-0 lead.
Paredes homered in the third and Davis and De Aza homered in the fourth. De Aza's blast scored two after Whitley hit Steve Pearce in the back with a pitch.
Manny Machado hit a leadoff double in the fifth for Baltimore and scored later on Delmon Young's single to make it 5-0.
Chen struck out the side on 12 pitches in the third and retired nine batters in a row before Chase Headley hit a one-out single in the bottom of the fifth. Headley moved to third on Stephen Drew's double and scored New York's first run on a groundout by John Ryan Murphy.
Paredes tripled off right-fielder Chris Young's glove leading off the seventh inning against David Carpenter and scored Baltimore's sixth run on a double by Delmon Young.
Chen struck out three batters in the seventh inning, too, after giving up a leadoff single to Jose Pirela.
"He got us to chase up in the zone a little bit and that's the one thing you need to lay off against him," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "He was ahead in the count and he got us to chase."
The Yankees fared better against the bullpen. They scored against Tommy Hunter in the eighth on Carlos Beltran's single and put two runners on base again in the ninth against Darren O'Day. But Zach Britton came on to get the last two outs and record his sixth save.
Paredes had three hits and was a double shy of the cycle ... Whitley had five strikeouts. His ERA climbed from 0.75 to 3.06 this season ... 24-year-old left-hander Chasen Shreve pitched the Yankees' first 1-2-3 inning in the eighth ... The Orioles have won the last three games Chen has started. He hasn't given up more than three earned runs this season ... The Yankees placed pitcher Chris Martin on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed injury and recalled fellow right-hander Branden Pinder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes- Barre ... New York's Michael Pineda and Baltimore's Bud Norris, both right- handers, are scheduled to pitch the series finale on Sunday.