Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones LF
Ichiro Suzuki CF
Jayson Nix 3B
LHP CC Sabathia (13-4, 3.42)
Sabathia vs. Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Robert Andino 2B
JJ Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 1B
Lew Ford LF
Manny Machado 3B
Steve Tolleson DH
Taylor Teagarden C
LHP Joe Saunders (7-11, 4.26)
Saunders vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
WEATHER: It rained earlier, but things look alright for the moment.
UMPIRES: HP Cory Blaser, 1B Jerry Meals, 2B Mike Winters, 3B Mark Wegner
THE 300 CLUB: Alex Rodriguez hit the 300th home run of his Yankees career last night. He became
the sixth player to reach the plateau with the Yankees, joining Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees are the only franchise to have at least six players hit at least 300 home runs with the team (the Braves and Red Sox are second with five each).
MARTIN FOR THE WIN: Russell Martin has gone 6-for-14 (.429) with three runs, one double, two homers and seven RBI in his last four games. He had two homers and seven RBI in his previous 28 games. Martin’s last four run-producing hits have given the Yankees the lead.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: In the first two games of this series, Yankees scored 11 of their 14 runs with two outs.
UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: Ichiro hasn’t hit lefties at all this season, but he just doubled off Saunders to score Martin and push the Yankees to a 2-0 lead.
UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: Reynolds is insane right now. There’s another homer to make it 2-1.
UPDATE, 7:46 pm.: Now Lew Ford has gone deep to tie the game at 2. Camden Yards is buzzing.
UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.: JJ Hardy doubles to right, bringing in a two-out run for a one-run Orioles lead. Sabathia’s 1-2-3 first inning is a distant memory.
UPDATE, 8:32 p.m.: Jeter’s ball hit the edge of the dirt and didn’t bounce at all. It stayed down, got under Machado’s glove and went for a single.
UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Swisher is just stone cold right now.
UPDATe, 8:41 p.m.: Markakis is out after a HBP, and Sabathia is out of the fifth inning after a fly ball to left.
UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: The Orioles third homer of the night gives them a 5-2 lead. It also gives Sabathia 21 home runs allowed this season, the most he’s ever allowed in a single season.