Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 10/8/12

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. Sabathia would get into some difficult spots but as the ace of the staff, he settled down and kept the Yankees tied at 2 through the game. He would take the mound in the 9th inning too and would get 2 outs before a double would end Sabathia’s night. After 120 pitches, David Robertson came in for the last out and on 4 pitches, Robertson got the strikeout to get the Yankees the first game of the series.

 

The Yankees came out on fire with a pair of hits for a run but they also put a stop on their own momentum. Derek Jeter opened with a single as he continues to have a tremendous year. Ichiro Suzuki also continued to make his brief Yankees career shine with a hit-and-run double that brings in Derek Jeter to give the Yankees the early lead. Suzuki would make a poor baserunning decision as he attempted to steal 3rd as he would be the first out of the game. After the Yankees lost the lead in the bottom of the 3rd; they would rally to reclaim the lead. A pair of walks would put 2 on with 1 out for Mark Teixeira and he would produce to bring in 1 run with a base hit off the top of the large right field wall. The last time Teixeira played in Baltimore, he aggravated a calf injury on a bad call to end a game and it seemed that Teixeira may have not been 100% entering tonight’s game as he would be thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double. Entering the 9th inning, the game was still tied at 2 and with the Orioles at home; they turned to closer Jim Johnson, who had 51 saves in his breakout season. Russell Martin would welcome Johnson into the game with a lead off home run on a 2-0 fastball that would give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. The Yankees would get 3 consecutive singles, including a run-scoring single by Ichiro Suzuki to make it 4-2 before Johnson would get his first out of the inning. Robinson Cano would give the Yankees a 4-run lead with a 2-run double, ending Jim Johnson’s appearance. Nick Swisher would bring in another run on a sacrifice fly. The Yankees made a statement in tonight’s game as they got to one of the best closers in the game to take Game 1.

 

Win – CC Sabathia (1-0)

Loss – Jim Johnson (0-1)

 

Notables

Yankees

*Russell Martin – 1 for 3, R, BB, Solo Home Run (1) in the 9th, RBI (1)

*Ichiro Suzuki – 2 for 5, R, 2B, 2 RBI (2)

Orioles

*Nate McLouth – 1 for 4, 2 RBI (2)

*Chris Davis – 2 for 4, R

 

Current series: Yankees lead series 1-0

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Russell Westbrook posterizes DeMarcus Cousins to seal win

Tampa Bay Lightning trade star goaltender Ben Bishop to the LA Kings in surprise deal

Divac makes bold promise after trading DeMarcus Cousins

Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

Report: Andrew Bogut likely to join Cavs after buyout

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Broncos expected to 'at least discuss' Romo

Report: Raiders don't expect to keep Latavius Murray

Report: Josh Hamilton needs another knee operation

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker