Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames LF
Randy Winn RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Greg Golson CF
RHP Javy Vazquez
Brian Roberts 2B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Miguel Tejeda 3B
Luke Scott 1B
Matt Wieters C
Garrett Atkins DH
Nolan Reimold LF
Cesar Izturis SS
RHP Jeremy Guthrie
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m./MASN in the Baltimore area
WEATHER: Windy and a little chilly — for Florida, I’m still wearing short sleeves — but no real chance of rain. They’ll play this one.
UMPIRES: HP Tom Welke, 1B Chad Fairchild, 3B Marvin Hudson
ON THE LINE: Royce Ring made the trip. Boone Logan has gotten most of the attention in the competition to (potentially) be the second lefty in the bullpen, but Ring has pretty good numbers himself. Through 5.2 innings he’s allowed three hits, walked one and struck out seven.
UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: Two-out, three-run home run by Robinson Cano in the first inning. That seems to be the kind of thing you’re looking for in a No. 5 hitter.
UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: Mark Teixeira is coming out of the game after being hit by a pitch. It looked like it got him in the right elbow. Teixeira nearly slammed his helmet to the ground he was so upset. I’ll try to have an update as soon as possible.
UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.: Still no news on Teixeira, but Javier Vazquez looks pretty solid. Two-hard hit balls that went for doubles, but otherwise he’s been pretty good through three innings.
UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: Francisco Cervelli was just hit by a pitch. It wasn’t bad and Cervelli stayed in the game, but Joe Girardi did start shouting and motioning from the dugout. It takes a lot to get Girardi mad, but he was pretty hot.
UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Teixeira has a right elbow contusion. No x-rays were taken. He will be reevaluated tomorrow.
UPDATE, 8:47 p.m.: I’ve said it before, Adam Jones is a lot bigger in person than I expected. He just crushed a three-run homer off Vazquez, pulling the Orioles within 5-4 in the fifth.
UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: There’s the power we’ve heard about. David Winfree just smoked a three-run home run to center field. The wind has died down quite bit, so I’m still giving Winfree credit for “smoking” the ball.
UPDATE, 9:24 p.m.: Speaking of power, Marcus Thames just hit his second home run of the spring and the Yankees have a 9-4 lead in the seventh. Joba Chamberlain got the final two outs of the sixth, but there’s no stadium radar gun here in Sarasota, so I have no idea how hard he was throwing.
UPDATE, 9:26 p.m.: Fair question from our pal Sweeny Murti: When’s the last time a catcher had a stolen base and an infield single in the same game? Francisco Cervelli has pulled it off tonight.