1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Robinson Cano 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis 3B
4. Travis Hafner DH
5. Vernon Wells LF
6. Ichiro Suzuki RF
7. Eduardo Nunez SS
8. Lyle Overbay 1B
9. Francisco Cervelli C
CC Sabathia LHP
1. Nick Markakis RF
2. Manny Machado 3B
3. Adam Jones CF
4. Matt Wieters C
5. Chris Davis 1B
6. J.J. Hardy SS
7. Nolan Reimold LF
8. Steve Pearce DH
9. Alexi Casilla 2B
Miguel Gonzalez RHP
Umpires: Dan Bellino HP, Larry Vanover 1B, Manny Gonzalez 2B, Wally Bell 3B
TV/Radio: MY9/WCBS 880
Weather: Brutal, cold, windy, raining
Red hot (before the two rainouts): Robinson Cano was 7 for 10, three doubles, three homers, seven RBI and six runs scored in the abbreviated two-game series in Cleveland.
Red hot II: Adam Jones and Chris Davis have 30 hits, seven homers and 29 RBI between them for the Orioles. Jones is at .462 and Davis is at .400.
Update, 7:10: Game-time temperature 42 degrees, lot of empty seats right now.
Update, 7:13: It’s got to sting to swing right now, 1-2-3 first for CC.
Update, 7:22: Cano’s hot bat didn’t carry over to his first time up, 4-6-3 double play. Youkilis’ two-out single also amounted to nothing.
Update, 7:32: Sabathia gets Pearce to wave at a change to strand the two guys who singled.
Update, 7:39: Poor Nunez, hit by a pitch again, and in this weather. Looked like he got it in the right wrist. He stays in the game.
Update, 7:47: Nunez now has to come out of the game to start the third. Jayson Nix at short after Nunez tried throwing.
Update, 7:52: RBI single for Machado, 1-0 Orioles in the third. Baltimore has four hits.
Update, 8:05: Youkilis ties it with a single, but Cano doesn’t try to score with Youkilis in a rundown.
Update, 8:12: Wells strands two with a fly to the edge of the track in left.
Update, 8:20: Sabathia strikes out the side in the fourth, now with six Ks.
Update, 8:26: Nunez has a bruised right wrist. X-rays were negative. Yankees down 1-2-3 in the fourth.
Update, 8:33: Sabathia is really keeping the Orioles off balance with his off-speed stuff, now 8 Ks in his five innings. Still 1-1.
Update, 8:37: Gonzalez knocks down Cervelli with a fastball by his chin. Wonder if CC will respond, especially considering Nunez got drilled.
Update, 8:42: Cano RBI single, now 9 for his last 13. Youkilis now 3 for 3, singles him to third.
Update, 8:44: Wells strands two in scoring position, stranded four runners in the game.
Update, 8:51: Machado singles off Sabathia’s leg, but Sabathia fields the next one, 1-4-3 inning-ending double play.
Update, 8:58: 1-2-3 for Gonzalez in the sixth, still 2-1 Yankees.
Update, 9:02: I’m looking up at the scoreboard after Youkilis makes an error for the first batter to reach in the seventh. Sabathia has thrown just 19 balls out of 75 pitches.
Update, 9:04: Sabathia balks Wieters to second, not happy with first base ump Larry Vanover.
Update, 9:06: Hardy takes advantage, grounds trying single to left center.
Update, 9:16: Gonzalez leaves after issuing a leadoff walk to Cervelli in the seventh. Lefty Troy Patton comes on.
Update, 9:21: Showalter has Youkilis intentionally walked, two outs, runners at the corners. Hafner up.
Update, 9:25: Patton hits Hafner in the left thigh on 3-2, bases loaded. Righty Pedro Strop replaces Patton. Wells up.
Update, 9:30: How many would have thought Adam Jones would drop a ball in deep center for a three-run error? 5-2, Yankees.
Update, 9:59: Yankees triple play in the eighth and they go on to win 5-2 with Rivera saving it.