Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher DH
Lance Berkman 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF
Colin Curtis RF
LHP CC Sabathia (19-6, 3.03)
Sabathia vs. Orioles
Brian Roberts 2B
Robert Andino 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Jake Fox DH
Adam Jones CF
Nolan Reimold LF
Craig Tatum C
Cesar Izturis SS
RHP Jeremy Guthrie (10-13, 3.74)
Guthrie vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network
UMPIRES: HP Tony Randazzo, 1B Paul Nauert, 2B Brian Gorman, 3B Ted Barrett
WEATHER: Perfect blue sky here in Baltimore. I said the same thing yesterday: We’ve been lucky in this city. A lot of beautiful nights for baseball.
CLEANING UP: Last night was Alex Rodriguez’s 57th career multi-homer game. He has the most such games of all active players, and the seventh-most all time. Last night was the third time in which he drove in all of his team’s runs in a one-run win. He did it in 1997 and in 2004. That’s all from Elias.
AFTER EIGHT: The Yankees have won six games in which they trailed after eight innings this season. According to Elias, that’s the most such wins in the American League and tied for the second-most in baseball behind Atlanta.
NINETEEN: CC Sabathia, Roy Halladay and Ubaldo Jimenez are the only pitchers in the majors with 19 wins this season. Nineteen, by the way, is also the name of a good Tegan and Sara song. For whatever that’s worth.
THREE WITH 100: Robinson Cano has 99 RBI. When he reaches 100 RBI, he will join Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez as the first trio of teammate infielders with 100 in a season since 2003 (Pujols, Renteria and Rolen with the Cardinals). The last American League team with three 100 RBI infielders was the Athletics in 2001 (Giambi, Chavez and Tejada). The Yankees have never had three infielders get there in a season.
UPDATE, 7:19 p.m.: Jeremy Guthrie hit Derek Jeter with the first pitch of the game — of course he did — and that started the Yankees toward a 2-0 lead, with both runs coming on a two-out single by Jorge Posada off the glove of Ty Wigginton.
UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: The Yankees were able to take advantage of a leadoff triple by Brett Gardner, getting a sac fly from Jeter for a 3-0 lead after two innings.
UPDATE, 7:53 p.m.: Bases loaded with one out, Sabathia limited the damage to one run on a sacrifice fly. He struck out Brian Roberts to end the second inning and the Yankees are in front, 3-1.
UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Robert Andino. Best player ever. After the home run yesterday, he just doubled tonight and scored on another sac fly to tie the game at 2 cut the lead to 3-2.
UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: Derek Jeter has no hits, but he’s scored a run and driven in two. His RBI ground out in the fourth has given the Yankees a 4-2 lead.
UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Robinson Cano goes out to right field, a two-run home run for a 6-2 Yankees lead in the fifth. The Yankees have scored in every inning but the third.
UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Seriously, can anyone get Robert Andino out? He had the homer last night, now he’s 3-for-3 and a triple away from the cycle tonight. He just went deep in the fifth to make it 6-3.
UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Jeter beat out an infield single — seeing it live, I thought he was legitimately safe — and Swisher followed with an RBI double for a 7-3 lead in the sixth.
UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Brett Gardner: Single, stolen base, advance on a ground ball and score on a wild pitch. It’s 8-3 Yankees. Sabathia is in line for his 20th win.