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Game 42: Yankees at Orioles05.19.11

YANKEES (22-19)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Jorge Posada 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF

LHP CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.47)
Sabathia vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (19-22)
Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Adam Jones CF
Felix Pie LF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Jake Fox C
Brandon Snyder 1B

RHP Jeremy Guthrie (1-6, 3.98)
Guthrie vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: The Orioles had the tarp on and off the field multiple times pregame, including coming on the field around 6:30 and back on the field around 6:50. It’s another night kind of like last night with rain possible throughout.

UMPIRES: HP Larry Vanover, 1B Brian Gorman, 2B Tony Randazzo, 3B Dan Bellino

BEATING UP ON THE O’S: With two hits last night, Derek Jeter now has 301 career hits against the Orioles. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first Major Leaguer to collect 300 hits against one franchise since Tony Gwynn had at least 300 against the Astros, Braves, Giants and Reds. Gwynn retired after the 2000 season.

FIRST TIME FEELING: Also according to Elias, Hector Noesi is the first Yankee to win his major-league debut while pitching at least four scoreless innings out of the bullpen. He’s the first Major Leaguer to do it since Jim Brower in 1999 and the first to do it in extra innings since Kansas City’s Scott Bankhead in 1986.

OTHER NOTES FROM LAST NIGHT: Last night was the Yankees longest road game — in terms of innings — since a 17-inning game against the Tigers… A.J. Burnett became the first Yankees pitcher to pinch run since Jaret Wright ran for Jason Giambi in 2006… At four hours and 46 minutes, last night was the Yankees longest game — in terms of time — since at 4:57 game against Oakland in 2009.

A NICE ROUND NUMBER: Mariano Rivera has now pitched in 999 games. With his next appearance he’ll become the 15th pitcher to reach 1,000 career appearances.’

UPDATE, 7:01 p.m.: It was just announced that we’re going to open in a delay.

UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: The tarp is coming off the field.

UPDATE, 7:53 p.m.: Double by Jeter, RBI triple by Granderson and an error by Jennings. Completely forgot to update this post to say that Bergesen is starting instead of Guthrie.

UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: Cano was just hit by a pitch. Maybe Guthrie is pitching after all.

UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.: Not a good play for Pie, but I’m sure Swisher will take the double and the three RBI. It’s 5-0 Yankees after a half inning.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: I honestly didn’t think the Yankees would retaliate. I never got the sense that anyone in the clubhouse believed Gonzalez meant to hit Dickerson, but I always think it’s a good thing to see a pitcher standup for his teammate no matter what. Can’t hit a guy in the face — intentional or not — and expect everything to be fine and dandy. Wonder if it had as much to do with Cano as Dickerson.

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: As Posada flies to center to open the fourth inning, a rain delay seems inevitable. It’s not good here.

UPDATE, 8:51 p.m.: Back-to-back triples into the right-field corner and it’s now 7-0 Yankees in the fourth.

UPDATE, 9:48 p.m.: Vlad. Not fast. Or particularly graceful.

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Game 148: Yankees at Orioles09.18.10

YANKEES (89-58)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher DH
Lance Berkman 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF
Colin Curtis RF

LHP CC Sabathia (19-6, 3.03)
Sabathia vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (58-89)
Brian Roberts 2B
Robert Andino 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Jake Fox DH
Adam Jones CF
Nolan Reimold LF
Craig Tatum C
Cesar Izturis SS

RHP Jeremy Guthrie (10-13, 3.74)
Guthrie vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Tony Randazzo, 1B Paul Nauert, 2B Brian Gorman, 3B Ted Barrett

WEATHER: Perfect blue sky here in Baltimore. I said the same thing yesterday: We’ve been lucky in this city. A lot of beautiful nights for baseball.

CLEANING UP: Last night was Alex Rodriguez’s 57th career multi-homer game. He has the most such games of all active players, and the seventh-most all time. Last night was the third time in which he drove in all of his team’s runs in a one-run win. He did it in 1997 and in 2004. That’s all from Elias.

AFTER EIGHT: The Yankees have won six games in which they trailed after eight innings this season. According to Elias, that’s the most such wins in the American League and tied for the second-most in baseball behind Atlanta.

NINETEEN: CC Sabathia, Roy Halladay and Ubaldo Jimenez are the only pitchers in the majors with 19 wins this season. Nineteen, by the way, is also the name of a good Tegan and Sara song. For whatever that’s worth.

THREE WITH 100: Robinson Cano has 99 RBI. When he reaches 100 RBI, he will join Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez as the first trio of teammate infielders with 100 in a season since 2003 (Pujols, Renteria and Rolen with the Cardinals). The last American League team with three 100 RBI infielders was the Athletics in 2001 (Giambi, Chavez and Tejada). The Yankees have never had three infielders get there in a season.

UPDATE, 7:19 p.m.: Jeremy Guthrie hit Derek Jeter with the first pitch of the game — of course he did — and that started the Yankees toward a 2-0 lead, with both runs coming on a two-out single by Jorge Posada off the glove of Ty Wigginton.

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: The Yankees were able to take advantage of a leadoff triple by Brett Gardner, getting a sac fly from Jeter for a 3-0 lead after two innings.

UPDATE, 7:53 p.m.: Bases loaded with one out, Sabathia limited the damage to one run on a sacrifice fly. He struck out Brian Roberts to end the second inning and the Yankees are in front, 3-1.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Robert Andino. Best player ever. After the home run yesterday, he just doubled tonight and scored on another sac fly to tie the game at 2 cut the lead to 3-2.

UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: Derek Jeter has no hits, but he’s scored a run and driven in two. His RBI ground out in the fourth has given the Yankees a 4-2 lead.

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Robinson Cano goes out to right field, a two-run home run for a 6-2 Yankees lead in the fifth. The Yankees have scored in every inning but the third.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Seriously, can anyone get Robert Andino out? He had the homer last night, now he’s 3-for-3 and a triple away from the cycle tonight. He just went deep in the fifth to make it 6-3.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Jeter beat out an infield single — seeing it live, I thought he was legitimately safe — and Swisher followed with an RBI double for a 7-3 lead in the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Brett Gardner: Single, stolen base, advance on a ground ball and score on a wild pitch. It’s 8-3 Yankees. Sabathia is in line for his 20th win.

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