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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 ousted the Orioles from the playoffs and advanced to the World Series, the division rivals resume their rivalry Sunday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. It will be Baltimore's first home playoff game since 1997.
CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees, who won the AL East title by two games over the Orioles.
The teams split the season series 9-9.
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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...
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...
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...
From Mark Hale:The Yankees certainly can start Kuroda, who has been their No. 2 starter this season. But now they also have the option of starting Pettitte in Game 2 on seven days’ rest and moving Kuroda to Game 3 on Wednesday. That would allow Kuroda (16-11, 3.32 ERA) to pitch on two extra days’ rest, which seemingly would be beneficial to the right-hander.
Girardi said a...
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...
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...
Joe Girardi says the only thing set for the New York Yankees thus far in the postseason is starting CC Sabathia in Game 1 of the division series.
Girardi said before New York worked out Friday night at an eerily quiet Yankee Stadium that there were too many unknowns until the Yankees learned their opponent for Sunday.
The Yankees will play on the road the first two games but Mark...
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...