Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Lance Berkman DH
Austin Kearns RF
Brett Gardner LF
Francisco Cervelli C
RHP A.J. Burnett (10-13, 5.13)
Burnett vs. Orioles
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Luke Scott DH
Felix Pie LF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Weiters C
Robert Andino 3B
Cesar Izturis SS
RHP Kevin Millwood (3-15, 5.30)
Millwood vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network
UMPIRES: HP Ted Barrett, 1B Tony Randazzo, 2B Paul Nauert, 3B Brian Gorman
WEATHER: I feel like we’ve been lucky in Baltimore this year. A lot of really nice nights like this one. Temperatures in the low 70s. A few clouds but almost no chance of rain. It’s just a nice night.
ONE AWAY: Derek Jeter’s next run will be his 100th of the season, giving him 13 seasons with at least 100 runs scored. That would tie Lou Gehrig for the most such seasons with the Yankees. Among active players, only Alex Rodriguez has as many 100-run seasons. That’s all from Elias.
NEW ADDITION: Single-A Charleston hitting coach Greg Colbrunn has ben added to the major league staff and will be with the team through Thursday.
THE ONES THAT COUNT: Of the Yankees 178 home runs this season, 73 have either tied a game or put the Yankees in the lead. That’s 41 percent.
THE BEGINNING OF THE ARM: Greg Golson is celebrating his 25th birthday today.
UPDATE, 7:24 p.m.: Alex Rodriguez just opened the second inning with a towering home run to left-center. It’s a 1-0 Yankees lead on No. 24 for A-Rod.
UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: The Yankees went on to load the bases in the second, but Derek Jeter lined out to end it. That’s tough luck. The more frustrating at-bats had to be the Austin Kearns and Francisco Cervelli strikeouts. Still 1-0.
UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: Good second inning for A.J. Burnett. He put the first two batters on base, then retired the next three to get out of it without a run. Seems like those are the kind of innings he never has on a bad night. He’ll have a bad night with some 1-2-3 innings, but his problem often seems to be limiting damage and getting out of trouble.
UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: I remember seeing Adam Jones in spring training and thinking he might win the MVP award while playing for a sub-.500 team. He just looked unstoppable. His numbers are bad this season, but he’s still a dangerous hitter who’s solo home run in the fourth has given the Orioles a 2-1 lead.
UPDATE, 9:05 p.m.: Sorry, I’ve been writing a lot during this game. Not that very much has happened. Burnett has been solid. I think you’ll take six innings, two runs, but the Yankees offense is still scuffling. With one out in the seventh, Jorge Posada is pinch hitting for Cervelli.
UPDATE, 9:24 p.m.: That’s the first home run of the season for Robert Andino.
UPDATE, 10:05 p.m.: Well that changes things. Down to his last strike, Alex Rodriguez just hit a three-run home run that’s given the Yankees a 4-3 lead in the ninth. This game was over until Rodriguez crushed his second home run of the night.