Andy Pettitte carried a perfect game into the 7th inning last night against the Baltimore Orioles, but with 2 outs in the 7th Jerry Hairston Jr. ,who was playing third base to give Alex Rodriguez a day off, allowed a ball to go through his legs for an error, ending the perfect game. The next batter, Nick Markakis, singled off Pettitte to end the no-hitter. Pettitte would go 8 innings and allow only 1 run. Brian Bruney came in to pitch the 9th, and while he got an out, he had to make way for Mariano Rivera because he allowed two base runners to get on. Rivera got the final two outs picking up his 37th save of the year.
The offense last night was led by Nick Swisher, who was a triple short of the cycle. Swisher hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning to put the Yankees up 1-0, then in the 5th he hit a double to score Robinson Cano, 2-0 Yankees. In the 8th inning Johnny Damon singled to right to score Derek Jeter, and later in the same inning Robinson Cano hit a two run double, scoring Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira. Yankees win 5-1.