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CC Sabathia, Russell Martin and the New York Yankees crashed a party that was 15 years in the making.
Martin led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking home run off Jim Johnson, Sabathia turned in a sparkling pitching performance and the 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 take the edge off the Orioles' first home playoff game since 1997. The husky left-hander went 0-2 in three starts against Baltimore during the regular season, but in this one he returned to form and improved his lifetime record against the Orioles to 17-4.
''Fastball command was good, worked off that,'' Sabathia said. ''Throwing the ball pretty good getting the corners. Tried to stay out there and make some pitches.''
Sabathia is 6-1 with the Yankees in the postseason, 4-0 in the division series.
With the score 2-all, Martin drove a 2-0...
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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...
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...
The Captain revealed to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan that he was a bit indisposed during Russell Martin's ninth-inning go-ahead bomb vs. the Orioles on Sunday.
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...
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 barely...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Yesterday’s cold and rainy October Sunday gave us plenty of New York sports highlights from which to choose. Russell Martin hit another clutch home run as the Yankees took Game 1 of the ALDS against Baltimore. Eli Manning picked apart the Browns defense to lead the Giants to their third victory in five games. If you aren’t a fan of either team, there was plenty of baseball and...