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NEW YORK -- Three straight one-run games in sweltering heat at Yankee Stadium, and the Baltimore Orioles had nothing to show for it. Cheap Yeezy 700 Hospital Blue . That is, until Adam Jones stepped to the plate in the ninth inning. Jones hit a two-run homer against Mariano Rivera, and the Orioles beat the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday to end New Yorks longest winning streak of the season at six games. "Its off the greatest closer in the history of the game," Jones said. "Ill always remember it." A healthy Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven innings of three-hit ball for the Yankees, unable to finish off a three-game sweep after Baltimore took all three games from them at Camden Yards last weekend. David Robertson worked a 1-2-3 eighth and the 43-year-old Rivera (1-2) entered looking to reach 30 saves for the 15th time, which would break a tie with Trevor Hoffman for the major league record. With one out, Nick Markakis made a bid for a tying homer but his drive hooked just wide of the right-field foul pole. Markakis then singled sharply to centre for his third hit and Jones, elected to his first All-Star start on Saturday, drove an 0-1 pitch to left for his 16th home run. "I wanted it to be more in. Didnt get in enough," Rivera said. "It wasnt really a mistake, just good hitting." It was Riveras second blown save in 31 chances during his farewell season. Baseballs career saves leader, chosen for his 13th All-Star squad, had converted 41 tries in a row at home since his last failure on Sept. 26, 2010, against Boston. "Whenever it happens youre kind of shocked, thats how good he is," manager Joe Girardi said. Darren ODay (5-0) got two outs and Jim Johnson, who blew a save in the series opener Friday, struck out two in a perfect ninth for his major league-leading 30th save in 36 attempts. Baltimore finished 2-4 on its road trip against the Chicago White Sox and Yankees. "Obviously, thats what you want. You want the ball as soon as possible. You want to try and redeem yourself and get back in a groove," Johnson said. "I felt like I was more aggressive with my fastball today and located it a little better." New York fell to 40-2 when leading after eight innings. The only other home run Rivera allowed this season was to Tampa Bay slugger Evan Longoria on April 23. The last long ball he gave up at Yankee Stadium was to Russell Branyan of the Angels on Aug. 11, 2011. "You dont want to go out there and get swept, especially against the teams in your division in games you need to win," Markakis said. "The way Kuroda threw the ball and, like I said, the conditions, well take it." Kuroda outpitched Jason Hammel on a day when the 92-degree temperature seemed to sap power from the bats on both sides -- until Jones connected. During the game, the Yankees put an announcement on the big video board informing fans about several stations around the ballpark where they could cool off and get water. Kuroda, beaten Sunday night at Baltimore in the series finale, skipped a turn because of a tweaked hip flexor. But the 38-year-old right-hander felt fine during his latest bullpen session and just ended up getting pushed back two days. Helped by some solid defence, Kuroda struck out four and walked one while throwing 88 efficient pitches. Hammel threw 69 of 102 pitches for strikes, but that only got him through five innings as the Yankees fouled off many of his best offerings. He is 0-3 in seven starts since beating Washington on May 27. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado made a jaw-dropping play to end the sixth, showing why he was selected to the All-Star team Saturday on his 21st birthday. Machado knocked down Luis Cruzs high bouncer with a backhand behind the bag, but the ball was rolling away from him when he picked it up with his bare hand. In one twisting motion that almost defied the physics of athletic momentum, he zinged a perfect throw across his body to first base -- from deep in foul territory. After he was called out, Cruz looked across the diamond in disbelief at Machado, who ended up near the dugout railing. Eduardo Nunez hit a sacrifice fly for New York in the second. "Hiroki pitched a tremendous game and we shouldve, shouldve won that game," Rivera said. "That wouldve been a great game to save." NOTES: RHP Scott Feldman makes his first home start for Baltimore on Monday night against his former team, the Texas Rangers. Acquired from the Cubs on Tuesday, Feldman pitched seven shutout innings of two-hit ball against Texas on May 6. ... Orioles slugger Chris Davis said he would happily participate in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game if asked. "Its something Ive always wanted to do," Davis said, adding he has no concerns about messing up his swing. "I play home run derby every day in batting practice." ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) was the DH in his second rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and went 1 for 2 with two walks and a run. ... The Yankees hosted about 4,000 residents of Newtown, Conn., in an effort to help the community heal from the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. Yeezy 700 Black Outlet .com) - The women will also have a new champion at the Australian Open. Yeezy 700 Analog Online . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. http://www.yeezy700outlet.com/discount-yeezy-700-vanta-online.html . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks figured Yasmany Tomas for more of a gap-to-gap type of hitter when they signed him. But in Tomas second major league season, hes found a home run swing.Tomas hit his first career grand slam, and the Arizona Diamondbacks came back from a three-run deficit after squandering a five-run lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 12-9 on Monday night.Tomas had four hits and five RBI, four on an opposite-field slam to right in the sixth inning off Jordan Lyles. Brandon Drury also had four hits, including a solo homer in the seventh for Arizona.In (batting practice) he exhibits more power than anybody. He hits it farther, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. Most of the year, hes hitting balls way up on that batters eye. He has it in him. I didnt think it would come this quickly.Lyles (4-5) got the first two outs of the sixth with the Rockies ahead 9-6. Then he gave up consecutive singles to Drury, Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo before Tomas connected.Tomas matched his career high for hits in a game. His 29 home runs lead the Diamondbacks this season.Mitch Hanigers first major league home run also came in the Diamondbacks seventh. Randall Delgado (4-1) was credited with the win despite retiring only one of the four batters he faced in the sixth, and Daniel Hudson earned his third save.Just trying to keep it simple and swing at good pitches, said Haniger, who struck out his first three times up. That was a good comeback. We got off to a good lead early and then lost it, but it was a good finish. It shows a lot about the guys in this clubhouse.Arizona, with 16 hits on Monday, has 10 or more in 12 consecutive games against the Rockies. That makes the Diamondbacks the first NL team since the 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers to have a 12-game streak of 10-plus hits against a single opponent in one season.Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs, and Carlos Gonzalez doubled three times and added three RBI for the Rockies. Colorados 15 hits included four for Gonzalez and three for Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.Arenados two-run single in the sixth gave Colorrado a 9-6 lead after Descalso opened the inning with a solo shot. Fake Yeezy 700 Magnet. The Rockies trailed 5-0 going into the fourth inning.Charlie and DJ (LeMahieu) have been getting on base and doing their thing most of the year if not all year, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. When they do that, Nolan and CarGo are swinging the bats and we will score some runs like we did tonight. But youve got to keep them from scoring, too.Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller helped himself with the bat, doubling and scoring on a sacrifice that resulted in pitcher Tyler Andersons throwing error in the fourth. But the Rockies drew even at 6 in the fifth on Gonzalezs two-out, two-run double followed by a soft single by Raimel Tapia that scored Gonzalez.That was all for Miller, who started strong by getting the first nine outs in order but ended up allowing six runs and nine hits.There was a lot of high fastballs that most guys cant get on top of, that they were getting on top of and hitting very hard, Hale said. Its tough to give up the runs, but it was good to see his arm was working well.Anderson yielded five earned runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out seven, walked two and failed to last five innings for just the second time in 17 starts this season.JUMPING RIGHT INArizona native Will Claye, the triple jump silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, attended the game and caught one of three pitching-machine pop flies during a between-innings break.STREAKINGLeMahieu had two hits and reached base safely for the 29th consecutive game since Aug. 9, a career high.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a groin strain and could return to the lineup before the season ends.UP NEXTRockies: LHP Jorge De La Rosa (8-7) is set to face the Diamondbacks for the fourth time this season. He has one win in those three previous outings.Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (7-13) makes his seventh career start against Colorado on Tuesday. ' ' '