NEW YORK If the Orioles get Joe Blanton from the Philadelphia Phillies by Tuesday afternoons trade deadline, one starter will lose his job. Miguel Gonzalez did his best on Monday night to make sure it wont be him. All day Monday, rumors swirled that the Orioles and Phillies were close to a deal that would send Blanton to Baltimore. Trade talk is always unsettling to players, but Gonzalez, who has been coveted by some teams, did his best to ignore the talk.In his fifth start, Gonzalez faced down the New York Yankees and limited them to two runs in six innings before allowing back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning.The Orioles hung on to beat the Yankees 5-4 before 43,052 at Yankee Stadium.In his last start, Gonzalez (3-2) was rocked for seven runs in 2 23 innings against Tampa Bay, but later it was revealed he was ill. Manager Buck Showalter was convinced Gonzalez would be better this time, and he was.The Yankees scored a run in the second when Raul Ibanez singled with two out. Gonzalez balked, and Eric Chavez scored Ibanez with a long single to right.Wilson Betemits 12th home run of the year, which landed in the lower right field stands in the top of the third, tied the score at 1.The Orioles(54-49) took a 3-1 lead in the fifth off Freddy Garcia (4-5). Betemit led off with a single that hit off Garcias shoe. Mark Reynolds doubled to left. Betemit scored on Omar Quintanillas fly to center and Reynolds on Nick Markakis fly to right. Ibanez led off the fifth with a home run to right, his 14th to cut the Orioles lead to 3-2.The Orioles scored two more in the seventh when Quintanilla walked with two outs off Boone Logan and scored on Markakis double. J.J. Hardy singled off David Phelps, and it was 5-2.After Gonzalez got the first two outs of the seventh, Chavez hit his ninth home run of the season and Ichiro Suzuki his fifth. It was Ichiros first home run as a Yankee and the 100th of his career.Gonzalez allowed four runs, three of them on home runs, six hits and 6 23 innings. He struck out a career-high eight and walked none.Darren ODay retired Russell Martin on a fly ball to center to end the seventh.
Pedro Strop threw a scoreless eighth.In the ninth, Jim Johnson made his first appearance since his disastrous Friday when he allowed six runs in the ninth inning.New York (60-42) threatened in the ninth. Nick Swisher doubled to lead off. Ramiro Pena ran for him. Johnson struck out Ibanez and walked Chavez. Suzuki hit into a force play with Pena talking third. With Martin at bat, Suzuki stole second without a throw, but on the next pitch Johnson struck out Martin to end the game.It was Johnsons 31st save. NOTES: -Chris Tillman (3-1, 1.66) faces Ivan Nova (10-4, 4.08) on Tuesday night.-Brian Matusz allowed six runs, five earned on 10 hits in six innings for Norfolk on Monday night.