Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Zoilo Almonte LF
Chris Stewart C
David Adams 1B
Alberto Gonzalez 3B
RHP David Phelps (5-4, 4.01)
Phelps vs. Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
Danny Valencia DH
Nate McLouth LF
Alexi Casilla 2B
RHP T.J. McFarland (1-0, 4.14)
McFarland vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., MY9
WEATHER: The tarp was on the field earlier today, but now it’s just really humid.
UMPIRES: HP Eric Cooper, 1B Jeff Kellogg, 2B Paul Schrieber, 3B Adam Hamari
CANO IN CAMDEN: Robinson Cano is a .357 (102-for-286) career hitter with 59 runs, 27 doubles, 12 homers and 36 RBI in 69 career games at Camden Yards. Since August 22, 2008 he has a .417 (73-for-175) average with 45 runs, 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 26 RBI in 42 games at Camden Yards. He?has hit safely in 30 of his last 34 games in Baltimore, and in 37 of his last 42.
SUZUKI YARDS: Ichiro Suzuki has hit safely in each of his last 21 games at Camden Yards since April 5, 2008 (.385, 35-for-91). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is tied with Derek Jeter (April 4, 2002 through June 22, 2004) and Rafael Palmiero (April 23, 1994 through June 15, 1994) for the second-longest hitting streak in the history of the ballpark, trailing only Jacoby Ellsbury, who had a 22-game hitting streak in Baltimore.
UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: Maybe all the Yankees needed was for me to eat dinner while they’re facing a lefty. Gardner’s leadoff double and Cano’s RBI single led to a run in the first inning, and now the Yankees have two on for Gardner in the second.
UPDATE, 8:04 p.m.: Yankees have chased McFarland from the game with an RBI double by Stewart. It’s 3-0 in the third, and the Orioles have brought a right-handers from the bullpen.
UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: CC is dealing through three innings. Dealing.
UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Seriously, CC has been very, very good through five.
UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: I honestly felt about 75 percent sure CC was going to get a no-hitter. Just felt like one of those days for him. But McLouth just floated a single to center and Sabathia might have to settle for a very good start instead of a milestone performance.
UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: There’s an inexperienced first baseman for you. Looked like Adams needed to stay on the bag and let Sabathia field the slow chop. Instead, Adams charged and there was no one to cover the bag. Infield single has two on with no outs in the sixth. Sabathia just went from no hitter to being in some actual trouble. O’s still haven’t hit the ball hard, but they’ve put themselves in a good spot.
UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: The Adams mistake hurts. Machado just doubled in two runs to pull the Orioles within 3-2.
UPDATE, 9:06 p.m.: Orioles hit one ball hard this inning. They have three runs.
UPDATE, 9:11 p.m.: Infield coach Mick Kelleher wasted no time talking to David Adams in the dugout. First base in a new position for Adams, and his lack of familiarity seems to have cost the Yankees at least one run that inning.
UPDATE, 9:29 p.m.: Home run by McLouth. Orioles in front. Yankees strong start to this game completely forgotten. Offense has looked lost since that two-run third inning.