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Game 103: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Derek Jeter SS
3. Curtis Granderson CF
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Eric Chavez 3B
8. Jorge Posada DH
9. Russell Martin C
A.J. Burnett RHP

Orioles lineup
1. J.J. Hardy SS
2. Nick Markakis RF
3. Adam Jones CF
4. Vladimir Guerrero DH
5. Derrek Lee 1B
6. Mark Reynolds 3B
7. Matt Wieters C
8. Nolan Reimold LF
9. Robert Andino 2B
Jeremy Guthrie RHP

TV/Time: YES/8:54
Umpires: Mike DiMuro HP, Tim Welke 1B, Andy Fletcher 2B, Jim Reynolds 3B
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy. There’s a 65 percent chance of thunderstorms around 11 p.m., according to

40-man roster move: Rafael Soriano came off the 60-day DL and Steve Garrison was optioned to Double-A Trenton. In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Soriano, Sergio Mitre was transferred to the 60-day DL. Mitre went on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis on July 20.
Dominating the Birds: The Yankees are 6-0 vs. the Orioles, the best streak against them to start a season since they won the first seven in 2004.
Time crunch: The Yankees will play four games against Baltimore in less than 48 hours.
Jeter at the plate: Derek Jeter is three hits behind Rafael Palmeiro for a tie for 24th on the all-time list at 3,020. The Captain is batting .295 with six doubles, a triple and two homers since coming off the DL on July 4.

Update, 8:57: 1-2-3 first for Burnett, finishing it by blowing a 95 mph fastball past Adam Jones.

Update, 9:05: 1-2-3 first for Guthrie, who’s in danger of losing 20 games this season, now at 4-14.

Update, 9:11: Mark Reynolds sends a 93 mph fastball to the Yankees’ bullpen after a walk, 2-0 in the second.

Update, 9:21: 1-2-3 second for Guthrie, capped by Nick Swisher watching a 95 mph fastball sail by.

Update, 9:26: Strong third for Burnett, three up, three down. Markakis ends it by fanning on a curve.

Update, 9:31: First hit for the Yankees, Posada lines a single to center with one out in the third.

Update, 9:35: Two singles in the inning, but Gardner and Jeter strand both runners.

Update, 9:43: Burnett is down 3-0 in the fourth, gave up a ground-rule double to right-center to Vlad Guerrero, then hung a breaking ball to Derek Lee, who powered it past Granderson in center for another double.

Update, 10:02: Two walks with two outs in the Yankees’ fourth, but Chavez grounds to first.

Update, 10:11: The Orioles strand a runner at second with two outs in the fifth.

Update, 10:19: It’s 3-0 after five. The Yankees still have just two third-inning singles.

Update, 10:25: No longer a possible quality start for Burnett. Lee lines a 92 mph fastball to the right-field seats, 4-0.

Update, 10:35: Finally a run for the Yankees. Teixeira parks a full-count fastball in the right-center seats, and it’s 4-1 with two outs in the sixth. He now owns the team lead with 29.

Update, 10:55: The Yankees have four hits through seven against Guthrie.

Update, 11:09: 10 Ks for Burnett in eight innings. The Ks are a season high and the eighth innings tie his season high. But unless the Yankees rally, this will be his fifth straight winless start. Guthrie is out. Koji Uehara will come on for the eighth.

Update, 11:21: 4-1, going to the top of the ninth. Luis Ayala will replace Burnett.

Update, 11:36: Bottom of the ninth, 4-1. Kevin Gregg will try to close it out.

Update, 11:45: Back-to-back doubles for Cano and Swisher to open the inning. Now Posada walks. Chris Dickerson is pinch running. So first and second, one out. Russell Martin is up.

Update, 11:48: Martin bounces into a 6-4 force. Eduardo Nunez is pinch running for Martin, first and third, two outs, Gardner up.

Update, 11:52: Gardner goes down swinging and breaks his bat against the dirt with two violent smashes. Orioles win, 4-2.




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