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NEW YORK -- The Baltimore Orioles remained as stubborn as ever, hanging in there inning after inning, the way they had game after game. Finally, after escaping one threat after the other from the New York Yankees' lineup full of home run hitters, the Orioles struck in the 13th inning Thursday. J.J. Hardy doubled in Manny Machado to give Baltimore a 2-1 win and force a decisive Game 5 in the American League Division Series. The hit stunned the Yankee Stadium crowd, which anticipated a series-ending win in any of the Yankees' several chances at a last at-bat. Baltimore used six relievers to shut out the Yankees in the final 7 1/3 innings, with Jim Johnson earning his second save of the postseason after blowing one Wednesday night in Game 3. Pedro Strop (1-0), who had a 6.35 ERA this season against the Yankees, pitched two scoreless innings for the win. The teams will face off again Friday with Yankees ace CC Sabathia taking on Jason Hammel. It was the second straig...
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Your browser does not support iframes.The Orioles missed tying Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees by inches when umpires ruled that a fly ball hit by left fielder Nate McLouth was foul.McLouth was batting in the top of the sixth with the Orioles down 1-0 went he blasted a 3-1 pitch deep down the right field line. The ball seemed to be foul, but then it started curving toward...
From Mark Hale:There is a major question about Derek Jeter’s health right now.
In the third inning of the Yankees’ 3-2, 12-inning victory over the Orioles last night, Jeter, who has been battling a late season, left-ankle bone bruise, fouled a ball off his left foot. Jeter was badly limping and hobbling during the game, an alarming development. It became more alarming for...
For one night, Raul Ibanez was the greatest hitter of all time.
Pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez -- who many predicted would someday hold that title -- in the bottom of the ninth, Ibanez launched a home run into the right-field stands at Yankee Stadium to tie the game. Then, improbably, impossibly, he hit another in the 12th inning, sending New York into a frenzy and the Yankees...
In the aftermath of a spellbinding October night that recalled Reggie, Tino and Brosius, the Yankees' clubhouse hummed with electricity like the B train's third rail.
While the victors tried to make sense of what had transpired -- " EXCITEMENT OVERLOAD! " Nick Swisher shouted from the next room -- the man of the hour moved about quietly.
Raul Ibanez, who on Wednesday...
Derek Jeter had to be removed from Game Three of the New York Yankees division series victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He left in the eighth inning after striking out and apparently re-aggravating the bone bruise that has been bothering him for weeks now. However, he was able to play in Game Four, and last night he showed no ill-effects as the Yankees took down the Orioles...
Joba Chamberlain had to leave the New York Yankees' loss last night to the Baltimore Orioles after being hit by the barrel of Matt Weiters' bat. Chamberlain tried to stay in the game after being hit, but the Yankees aired on the side of caution and removed him.
According to Dan Connolly of the Balitmore Sun, Chamberlain suffered a contusion from the bat.
Joe Girardi's bold move in the ninth inning of a playoff game - pinch hitting Raul Ibanez for Alex Rodriguez - was hailed as courageous and admirable.
If only we had known.
Jerry Girardi, father of the Yankees manager, died Saturday after suffering from Alzheimer's for several years. His son told few people, never left his team, and managed three postseason games under...
I've been stuck on said 50% since I picked up the below sometime early in 2012 or late in 2011. Yeah, it was THAT long ago. Anyhoo, it's an excellent addition to my Russell Martin PC.I have yet to see the other two plates pop. I still don't understand why some plates are reverse negatives and others are not. Oh well. There are lots of things in this world of ours I can...
NEW YORK -- The manager known for robotically following his "binder" full of stats took one of the biggest gambles in postseason history because, he would say later, it was a "gut feeling." That gut feeling, as well as the guts to follow through on it by New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, helped his team pull off a wild 3-2, 12-inning victory over the Baltimore...
It wasn't the shutout I said had to happen but it was a complete game win nonetheless. CC Sabathia finished off a great run for Yankee pitchers in the ALDS by allowing just one run on four hits, and walking two and striking out nine.On the other side of the ball, the three runs the Yankees scored felt like ten with the big fella on the mound. But it was the way they scored the...
The Yankees may be forced to make lineup changes for today's deciding game five against the Orioles in the elimination game.
They may take Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson out of the starting lineup and replace with Eric Chavez and Raul Ibanez.
A-Rod and Granderson have been terrible in this entire series going 3 for 30 combined versus Orioles pitching.
The New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in game three of the ALDS, tonight at Yankee Stadium from the Bronx, NY.
Yankees lead series over Orioles 2-1.
W - David Robertson (1-0), L - Brian Matusz (0-1)
Hiroki Kuroda did an excellent job by going 8.1 innings pitched, allowed 5 hits, 2 solo HR's, walked 1 and struck out 3 batters.
David Robertson pitched...
NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi didn't drop struggling slugger Alex Rodriguez in the order, as New York Yankees fans had hoped. Instead, he took a much bigger gamble and it paid off, as the Yankees used another ninth-inning rally on Wednesday to top the Baltimore Orioles and take the lead in the American League Division Series. Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for Rodriguez in the ninth and tied...