Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 8/30/13
The Yankees begin the most important homestand of the season – 10 games – starting with the Baltimore Orioles tonight. New York finds themselves five games out of the second wild card spot and eight games behind in the division. CC Sabathia takes the ball and will try to set the tone. He faces off against Miguel Gonzalez. You can check out a full preview of tonight’s game here. Baltimore Orioles (71-61) Nate McLouth LF Manny Machado 3B Adam Jones CF Chris Davis 1B J.J. Hardy SS Nick Markakis RF Danny Valencia DH Alexi Casilla 2B Taylor Teagarden C RHP Miguel Gonzalez (8-6, 3.77 ERA) New York Yankees (70-63) Brett Gardner CF Derek Jeter SS Robinson Cano 2B Alfonso Soriano LF Alex Rodriguez 3B Curtis Granderson DH Mark Reynolds 1B Ichiro Suzuki RF Austin Romine C LHP CC Sabathia (11-11, 4.81 ERA) Game Time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES, MLB Network Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280 Weather: Partly cloudy, 81°F 
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