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The story of the Baltimore Orioles making the playoffs this year, something they haven’t done in fifteen years has been a good one.
Tonight the Orioles played the first game of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees. The game was tied 2-2 until the top of the 9th inning when Russell Martin hit a home run off of Orioles closer Jim Johnson.
It seems that Johnson just fell apart from there as the Yankees broke the game open after that.
Raul Ibanez and Derek Jeter both singled on ground balls, then Ichiro Suzuki singled. Ibanez was replaced on the base by Eduardo Nunez. Bases were loaded when Robinson Cano doubled on a line drive to left field allowing Nunez, Jeter and Ichiro to score.
The Orioles then pulled Johnson out of the game and replaced him with Tommy Hunter.
Hunter made Swisher fly out, but it allowed Cano to score. Hunter was able to get Mark Teixeira out to end the inning but after Johnson gave up five runs in the inning it was just too much for th...
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Rain delays are usually a deterrent for starting pitchers -- especially in the playoffs. Not for Yankees starter CC Sabathia. During the two-hour, 26-minute rain delay before Sunday's series opener against the Orioles, Sabathia passed the time by watching the Broncos-Patriots game while monitoring his fantasy league. "Told you I'd be watching football. Raiders are off...
CC Sabathia and the Yankees will square off against the Baltimore Orioles in Game One of the 2012 ALDS tonight at Camden Yards. The Yankees and Orioles last played each other in the playoffs in 1996. The Orioles haven’t played postseason baseball since 1997.
Right-hander Jason Hammel (Reg. season 8-6, 3.43 ERA) is on the mound for the Orioles. He hasn’t pitched in a big-league...
Displaying his customary brilliance on the mound, CC Sabathia helped lead the New York Yankees to a 7-2 victory over Baltimore in Game 1 of the ALDS last night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Sabathia, who came within an … Continue reading →
BALTIMORE -- Russell Martin led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking home run off Jim Johnson, CC Sabathia turned in a sparkling pitching performance and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Sunday night in the opener of their AL divisional series. Sabathia allowed two runs and eight hits in 8 2/3 innings to help the Yankees spoil the Orioles' first home playoff...
People in Baltimore were flying pretty high, with the O's hosting their first play-off game since 1997.
Orioles. Yankees. The two teams fought until the bitter end for the AL East title, and now square off in the AL Division Series. New York sent ace CC Sabathia to the mound, while the O's countered with Jason Hammel, who was their best pitcher this year but had...
The New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2, in game one of the ALDS tonight at Camdem Yards from Baltimore, MD.
Yankees lead series over Orioles 1-0 in the ALDS.
W - CC Sabathia (1-0), L - Jim Johnson (0-1).
CC Sabathia pitched a dominant game by going 8.2 innings while allowing 8 hits, gave up 2 runs, walked 1 and struck out 7 batters.
It was a hard-fought battle for eight innings...until Jim Johnson opened the floodgates in the ninth, leading to a 7-2 win for the Yankees over the Orioles in game one of their ALDS, giving the Yankees a 1-0 series lead.
CC Sabathia started for the Yankees, and quite frankly, he was awesome. Sabathia threw 120 pitches for the Yankees, with 80 strikes in those 120, completing 8...
English: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles April 24, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees found out their opponent in the ALDS will be their AL East division rival Baltimore Orioles.
So down to Baltimore they go, to an all-familiar Camden Yards where the Yankees have played, time and time again.
The two teams have spilt games this series 9-9, and that pretty much...
Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado was a 4-year-old when Baltimore and the New York Yankees last met in the postseason.
The year was 1996, a lifetime ago for Orioles fans and a rather meaningless event in the development of Machado, who grew up to become a No. 1 draft pick and a key player in Baltimore's improbable, magnificent 2012 season.
Sixteen years after the Yankees...
Before we take a look forward at what is to come in the ALDS, let’s travel back in time to the beginning of the season in late March and early April. Just about six months ago the Yankee faithful had serious questions about the pitching staff and how the Bombers were going to match up against the Rays and Red Sox.
The Yankees had to deal with the injury bug as it bit them when...
I’m not sure we’ll do this for every O’s playoff game, but we’ll do it for this one, a 7-2 loss in Game 1 to New York.
Jason Hammel — Hadn’t pitched in a month but matched CC Sabathia for five and two-thirds. Too bad CC went three more.
Nate McLouth — Picked up a two-RBI basehit, plating both of Baltimore’s runs.
Chris Davis — Made two great defensive plays...