1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Robinson Cano 2B
5. Nick Swisher DH
6. Andruw Jones RF
7. Russell Martin C
8. Eduardo Nunez 3B
9. Brett Gardner LF
Ivan Nova RHP
1. J.J. Hardy SS
2. Nick Markakis RF
3. Adam Jones CF
4. Vladimir Guerrero DH
5. Mark Reynolds 1B
6. Matt Wieters C
7. Nolan Reimold LF
8. Josh Bell 3B
9. Robert Andino 2B
Zach Britton LHP
Umpires: Andy Fletcher HP, Jim Reynolds 1B, Mike DiMuro 2B, Mike Estabrook 3B
Weather: Clear, 87
Tough cut: Poor Chris Dickerson. He goes 2 for 4 with a stolen base in the first game and then gets sent to Triple-A to make room for Nova. Dickerson goes down batting .321 (9 for 28) with four RBI.
Cold Birds: The Orioles won the first game in the series, but after losing the first game of the twinbill, they have dropped three of their last four, six of nine and 16 of 21.
Update, 7:22: Nova needed 30 pitches to get through a scoreless first. Gardner bailed him out with a sliding catch with two outs and the bases loaded on two singles and a walk.
Update, 7:34: RBI single for Cano, 1-0.
Update, 7:37: Swisher gets an RBI after Hardy bobbles his bouncer to short and throws late to first, 2-0.
Update, 7:39: Andruw Jones hammered that ball, RBI double to the base of the fence in left-center. Second and third, one out, 3-0 already.
Update, 7:41: Martin lines an RBI single to right, 4-0. Britton, by the way, is just back up from Double-A Bowie. He pitched well against the Yankees in a May start, one unearned run allowed in seven innings.
Update, 7:42: RBI single through the middle for Nunez, 5-0. There’s warmup action in the Orioles’ pen. It’s righty Jason Berken.
Update, 7:46: Infield hit for Gardner, bases loaded. The Yankees have batted around, still one out.
Update, 7:48: Two-run single for Jeter, 7-0. Britton is done, 10 batters, one-third of an inning pitched.
Update, 7:54: Teixeira lines a two-run double into the right-field corner off Berken with two outs, 9-0.
Update, 7:59: Cano lines an RBI single to right-center, 10-0. Anyone have a white flag to hand the Orioles?
Update, 8:00: Swisher two-run homer to right, 12-0. Still the first inning.
Update, 8:04: It’s over. 16 batters, 12 runs, 10 hits. This marks the most runs ever scored by the Yankees in the first inning.
Update, 8:10: 1-2-3 second for Nova, nine pitches.
Update, 8:14: Triple for Nunez to leadoff the second. Here we go again?
Update, 8:15: RBI groundout for Gardner, 13-0.
Update, 8:21: Two-run double to left for Cano, 15-0.
Update, 8:32: It’s 15-1. Vlad Guerrero rips an RBI double in the third.
Update, 8:37: Quite a shot by Andruw Jones to open the third, homer to left-center. It’s 16-1.
Update, 8:49: 1-2-3 fourth for Nova.
Update, 8:52: Chris Jakubauskas is the new pitcher. Granderson greets him with a single to right.
Update, 9:05: Nova is cruising now, another 1-2-3 inning. He has allowed a run anf four hits through five. What should the Yankees do with him? Send him back to Triple-A. He belongs up here. He’s rookie, yet he’s going to have nine wins after this game. There still seems to be no room at the inn.
Update, 9:15: The Orioles have just traded reliever Koji Uehara and cash to Texas for infielder Chris Davis and starter Tommy Hunter.
Update, 9:17: Guerrero hits a solo shot to right-center, 16-2 in the sixth.
Update, 9:18: The Red Sox have acquired infielder Mike Aviles, the former Concordia standout, from the Royals.
Update, 9:20: Ubaldo Jimenez got pulled after one inning from his start with the Rockies. The rumor mill has him going to Cleveland. We’ll see.
Update, 9:30: RBI double for Cano, now has a career-high five hits. He’s coming out for a pinch runner, Cervelli. It’s 17-2. The Yankees have 20 hits. It’s the sixth inning.
Update, 9:41: 1-2-3 seventh for Nova, having an excellent game after a shaky first.
Update, 9:51: Career hit 3,020 for Jeter, ties Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time list. Bases loaded, one out in the seventh.
Update, 9:53: Granderson hits into a 1-2-3 double play. 17-2, heading for the eighth. Yankees have 22 hits. Luis Ayala is on to pitch. Nova allowed two runs and six hits over seven.
Update, 10:09: Mike Gonzalez got hit with a Teixeira liner here in the eighth and is coming out. Troy Patton will come on. It’s 17-3.
Update, 10:13: Rafael Soriano is warming up.
Update, 10:30: Soriano has a 1-2-3 ninth with two Ks. The Yankees finish with 24 hits. They win, 17-3, to finish the sweep.