Yanks set franchise record with 12-run first

Yanks set franchise record with 12-run first

Yanks set franchise record with 12-run first
NEW YORK -- Ivan Nova labored through a 30-pitch first inning in the second game of the Yankees' split doubleheader against the Orioles on Saturday.

The bottom half of the frame gave him a lot of time to rest.

The Yankees scored a first-inning-record 12 runs in a 70-pitch, 40-minute barrage. It is the most runs the Yankees scored in any inning since a 13-run eighth against the Rays on June 21, 2005.

Orioles starter Zach Britton was chased after recording just one out among the first 10 batters. He was charged with nine runs (six earned) on seven hits, walking one while throwing 43 pitches. He did not get much help from his defense, which recorded a pair of errors.

Reliever Jason Berken did not fare much better, giving up three runs on three hits, the biggest coming on a two-run homer from Nick Swisher that made it 12-0.

Swisher's blast, his 14th of the season, was his second of the day, and it also gave every Yankee a hit in the first inning.

Matt Fortuna is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.