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The Baltimore Orioles could never have imagined their first home playoff game in 15 years ending with a dismal performance by their most reliable pitcher.
Jim Johnson gave up five runs in the ninth inning, and the Orioles lost to the New York Yankees 7-2 Sunday night in the opener of their AL division series.
Russell Martin hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth, and CC Sabathia came within one out of his first career complete game in the postseason to help the Yankees get the jump in this best-of-five matchup.
With the score 2-all, Martin drove a 2-0 pitch from Johnson into the left-field seats. It was the first of four straight hits off Johnson, who led the majors with 51 saves. Raul Ibanez and Derek Jeter followed with singles, Ichiro Suzuki drove in a run with a swinging bunt and one out later, Robinson Cano hit a two-run double.
In his seven prior appearances against New York, Johnson allowed one run in seven innings and had three saves. Nick Swisher capped the upris...
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Jeffrey Maier became famous for interfering with a ball in the playoffs in 1996, but he says he's staying away from Yanks-Orioles this time.
New York Yankees 7 — Baltimore Orioles 2
Russell Martin comes through in the 9th in tonight’s 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
CC Sabathia took the mound to open the series and he pitched like the ace we expect. In 8.2 innings, Sabathia gave up just 2 runs on 8 hits with 7 strikeouts. Nate McLouth got to Sabathia in the 3rd inning for the only 2 runs for Baltimore....
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...
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Raul Ibanez DH
LHP CC Sabathia
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Davis DH
Lew Ford RF
Manny Machado 3B
Robert Andino 2B
RHP Jason Hammel
Even with the Playoffs upon us, don't think for a second that baseball players don't have the important issues on their minds.Case in point...Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones who hit the Twitters Sunday morning and asked his legions of followers for suggestions on how to wear his pants.Seriously?Seriously.Sure, dude entered the game with a lifetime .341 batting...
Two police troopers that were in the New York Yankees dugout at Camden Yards for last nights game against the Baltimore Orioles apparently asked Nick Swisher and Derek Jeter for their autographs… during the game.
It was the top of the ninth inning when the troopers thought it was an appropriate time to ask the Yankees stars for their
One person that witnessed the request said...
In the first two games against Baltimore, Alex Rodriguez is 1 for 9 with a walk and five strikeouts. last night, he came to the plate five times and made five outs, though his first inning double play was a line drive that could have easily been a base hit had it gone a foot further to the left. Still, with his game-ending strikeout that followed a seventh inning whiff with the...
Recall MLB Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer auctioned off a bunch of his awards in order to help pay for his grandchildren's education because he may have given Don...Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
The New York Yankees have designated Cory Wade for assignment, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports. The move creates room for Delin Betances who was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list to play in the Arizona Fall League (AFL).
Wade has had an up and down career as a reliever as he posted a 2.27 ERA in 2008 with the Dodgers and 2.04 ERA last season with the Yankees...
Even though the team ended up losing by a score of 3-2 to the Baltimore Orioles in Game 2 of its American League Division Series match-up, New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki made the play of the game when he was able to avoid several tags by O’s catcher Matt Wieters with a series of [...]
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...
Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado was a 4-year-old when Baltimore and the New York Yankees last met in the postseason.
In case the kid needs a quick history lesson, left-hander David Wells won a game for Baltimore, Cecil Fielder and Darryl Strawberry homered for the Yankees, and a youngster named Jeffrey Maier stuck his glove in the middle of the whole thing.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Baltimore Orioles' dream season will continue in the American League Division series after they outlasted the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the wild card game Friday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Orioles advance to face the New York Yankees in a best-of-five series beginning Sunday in Baltimore. The first two games are at Oriole Park before the...