1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Alex Rodriguez DH
4. Robinson Cano 2B
5. Mark Teixeira 1B
6. Raul Ibanez RF
7. Eric Chavez 3B
8. Russell Martin C
9. Eduardo Nunez LF
Hiroki Kuroda RHP
1. Nolan Reimold LF
2. J.J. Hardy SS
3. Nick Markakis RF
4. Adam Jones CF
5. Matt Wieters C
6. Chris Davis 1B
7. Wilson Betemit 3B
8. Mark Reynolds DH
9. Robert Andino 2B
Jason Hammel RHP
TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880
Weather: a chilly 52, mostly cloudy
Umpires: Jerry Layne HP, Bob Davidson 1B, Hunter Wendelstedt 2B, Dan Bellino 3B
Jeter’s hit count: Derek Jeter leads the major leagues with a career-April-high 36 hits and is No. 1 in the AL at .396.
Grandy man’s home homers: Curtis Granderson has hit seven homers in the team’s first 10 home games, tying the franchise record held by A-Rod, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra.
Remembering April 30: On this date in 1923, the Yankees signed 19-year-old Lou Gehrig out of Columbia University. On this date in 1939, Gehrig played his 2,130th consecutive game. He benched himself for the next game, on May 2, and didn’t play again because of ALS.
Update, 7:12: Nunez makes a sliding-on-his-knees, flopping catch in left. At least he caught it. Makes two of the putouts in a 1-2-3 first.
Update, 7:28: Nunez makes a catch on a Chris Davis drive to the fence, sac fly, after Ibanez mistimed his leap at the fence on the previous play in right, making for a long single. 1-0, O’s.
Update, 7:37: Chavez now has three homers in 26 at-bats, two-run shot to the Yankees’ bullpen, 2-1 in the second.
Update, 7:48: Nunez has another adventure, but makes the catch practically sitting. So a 1-2-3 third for Kuroda.
Update, 8:13: Both teams have just two hits through four. Jason Hammel has been one of the reasons for the Orioles’ improvement, showed up at 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA.
Update, 8:24: Kuroda has allowed one run, three singles and one walk through five, his second straight good-looking outing, at least so far. It’s his first career start vs. Baltimore.
Update, 8:33: Hammel has allowed two runs and three hits through five. Jeter added to his best-ever hit count in April with No. 37, a single to right.
Update, 8:47: Ibanez kills a first-and-third, one-out threat with a double-play ball. 2-1, Yankees through six. Hard to believe Hammel came in with a 7.45 career ERA in 11 appearances vs. the Yankees.
Update, 8:51: Soriano and Logan warming up.
Update, 9:01: Kuroda escapes a big problem, second and third, one out. Russell Martin provided a big assist after Davis fanned on a splitter in the dirt and Martin threw him out at first. Then Martin nicely flipped to Kuroda covering at the plate on a ball that got away and Markakis was out trying to score. Matt Lindstrom is on for the seventh. David Robertson now warming.
Update, 9:08: Robertson on for the eighth.
Update, 9:17: Robertson strikes out the side, still hasn’t given up a run in 11 outings this season. Jim Johnson is on for Baltimore.
Update, 9:24: Rivera will come on to try to save it.
Update, 9:30: One out single for Hardy in Rivera’s 1,051st big-league appearance, now eighth all time.
Update, 9:31: 6-4-3 double play, Yankees win 2-1.