NEW YORK, SEPT. 24 -- Cal Ripken led off the 10th inning with his 19th home run of the season and Bill Ripken added a two-run double as the Baltimore Orioles, baseball's best extra-inning team, beat the New York Yankees, 6-3, tonight and extended their winning streak to six games.
The Orioles won in the 10th for the second straight day and are 13-4 in extra innings, the best record in the major leagues.
Cal Ripken connected on a 2-0 pitch from rookie Alan Mills for only his second home run in 27 games. Mills (1-5) took over to start the 10th after Lee Guetterman, New York's second pitcher, shut the Orioles out for five innings on two hits.
Jose Bautista (1-0), the third of five Baltimore pitchers, got the final out in the ninth for his first major league decision since June 17, 1989. Gregg Olson pitched the 10th for his 34th save, tying the club record set by Don Aase in 1986.
After Ripken's homer, Sam Horn walked and Jeff McKnight sacrificed pinch runner Dave Gallagher to second. Mickey Tettleton struck out but David Segui and Leo Gomez walked, loading the bases. Bill Ripken blooped a double to short left.
Baltimore rookie Jose Mesa left after seven innings with a 3-2 lead but the Yankees tied it in the eighth against Curt Schilling. Hensley Meulens drew a leadoff walk, was sacrificed to second and scored on a two-out single by Steve Sax.
The Orioles took a 3-0 lead in the second inning against rookie Mark Leiter. Tettleton and Gomez walked and Bill Ripken's bloop single loaded the bases.
A passed ball by Matt Nokes let one run score and another came home on Steve Finley's infield hit. Brady Anderson followed with an RBI single.
The Yankees scored twice in the third on four straight hits -- Sax's one-out double and singles by Oscar Azocar, Don Mattingly and Kevin Maas. It was Mattingly's first RBI since returning from the disabled list Sept. 11 after missing more than six weeks with back problems.
Earlier in the day the Yankees gave up on their Deion Sanders experiment, releasing the outfielder-defensive back.