Inside the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, there might have been some relief that the Orioles' vaunted offense finally put together a game to be proud of in their 14-5 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon, but the Orioles didn't put any greater value on this much-needed victory than any other.

“It's a 162-game season,” said center fielder Adam Jones, who hit one of the Orioles' three home runs. “It's kind of just go with the flow and understand that this [season] is long.”

This was, however, no ordinary game. The Orioles' 14-run output was their most since Aug. 10, 2010, Buck Showalter's eighth game as their manager.

One week into the season, the Orioles had scored three runs or fewer in five of their first seven games. But the players believed they weren't far from breaking through.

That barrage came Tuesday, when the Orioles' 20 hits were their most in a game in just less than three years. The 14 runs was one fewer than they had scored in the previous four games combined.

Orioles batters hit three home runs against the Yankees, matching their total for the first seven games of the season. The Orioles led the major leagues with 212 home runs last season.

All nine Orioles in the starting lineup had hits; eight had at least two hits. Eight of the nine had at least one RBI.

“It was a lot of fun,” said first baseman Chris Davis. “It was a long game, but it was long in a good way. Hitting the ball really well, playing good defense and giving our pitchers a chance to get their feet wet and give some guys some looks. That's what it's all about.”

After losing five of their past six games, the victory — in front of an announced 35,864 — puts the Orioles in position to win their first series of the year with a victory in today's finale.