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Bell doesn't hide awe at Yankee Stadium

Bell doesn't hide awe at Yankee Stadium

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NEW YORK -- In his first career trip to the new Yankee Stadium, Orioles rookie Josh Bell didn't even try to play it cool.

"I'm still starstruck by a lot of these guys," said Bell, who exchanged brief words with Yankees All-Stars Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez while on the basepaths during Monday's 4-3 win.

"To be able to compete and be on the same field as these guys, it's an amazing feeling," Bell said. "To be able to win, it's good for the team, and it's something special for me."

Bell -- who started all three games of the series -- went 2-for-8 with a double and two runs scored in the first two tilts and has made some impressive stops at third base, with manager Buck Showalter commenting after Monday's win that the young rookie "put on a show."

"At this level, everything happens so fast," said the 23-year-old Bell, who is admittedly still learning how to play the hot corner at the Major League level. "I'm pretty much just trying to stay focused and make the plays."

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