FINAL SCORE - 7 -2 Yankees
Bottom of 9th
Sabathia remains in the game
Machado grounded out to 2nd. 1 out.
Chris Davis struck out for out number 2.
Ford hit a double to the gap in right.
PITCHING CHANGE: David Robertson
PINCH HITTER: Ryan Flaherty
Flaherty struck out. 3rd out
Top of 9th
PITCHING CHANGE: Jim Johnson enters
SCORE ALERT: Russell Martin started the inning off with a solo HR to left field - 3 - 2 Yankees.
Ibanez hit a single through the right side.
Derek Jeter hit a single to left with the runner going. Jeter to 1st, Ibanez to 2nd. Runners on the corners no outs.
PINCH RUNNER: Eduardo Nunez in for Ibanez on 3rd base
SCORING ALERT: Suzuki hit a tapper toward 1st, Nunez scored, Suzuki safe at first. Run scores: 4 - 2 Yankees.
Runners at 1st and 2nd, nobody out.
Rodriguez struck out (his 3rd K) - 1 out.
SCORING ALERT: Robinson Cano sends a double to left scoring Derek Jeter, and Ichiro Suzuki. 6 - 2 Yankees lead. One out.
SCORING ALERT: Swisher lifted a fly ball to right. Cano tagged and scored on a sacrifice fly. 7 - 2 Yankees.
Teixeira grounded out to 2nd to end the inning.
Bottom of 8th
Sabathia still in there...
Hardy slapped a leadoff double down the right field line and everyone in the crowd is standing as Adam Jones comes to plate.
Jones struck out for the 1st out of the inning.
Matt Wieters popped out in foul territory near 1st base on the first pitch he saw.
Mark Reynolds hit a chopper to short and was thrown out at first by Jeter. 3rd out.
Top of 8th
PITCHING CHANGE: Brian Matusz
Cano grounded out to second quickly. Swisher struck out for the 2nd out. Teixeira walked.
Granderson struck out on three pitches as he swung through a high fastball. A quick inning...
Bottom of 7th
Lew Ford started things off with a ground out to 2nd baseman Robinson Cano. Sabathia followed up with a strikeout of Andino. McClouth flipped a one hopper to Cano at 2nd and was thrown out for the 3rd out.
The inning was relatively quiet for the Orioles.
Top of 7th
Russell Martin started the inning off with a free pass. Ibanez worked his way to full count before taking the second straight walk.
PITCHING CHANGE: Darren O'Day replaces Troy Patton
Derek Jeter came in and advanced the runners with a 2 strike bunt. Martin moves to 3rd, Ibanez to 2nd. One out.
Suzuki sent a bouncer to 2nd and Robert Andino quickly fired home getting Russell Martin out at the plate. Martin was running on contact and was tagged before he could score the run. Suzuki reached 1st. 2 outs.
Rodriguez swing through a 2 - 2 pitch for the 3rd out. The Yankees left 2 men on the bases.
This is the most animated the crowd has been.
Bottom of 6th
Sabathia tallied two outs quickly before Mark Reynolds drilled a single into center field. Machado followed that hit with a scorcher right at Derek Jeter. Jeter bobbled the ball and his throw to second was late.
Chris Davis came to the plate with 2 men on and lofted a fly ball to left-center to end the inning.
Top of 6th
Alex Rodriguez started the inning off with a ground out to the shortstop, and Hammel quickly jumped ahead of Robinson Cano - 0 - 2 - before getting him to ground out to 3rd. Nich Swisher sent a sharp single through the middle knocking Hammel out of the game.
Hammel threw 112 pitches giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks, and he had 5 strikeouts. Hammel walked off to a standing ovation from the crowd.
PITCHING CHANGE: Troy Patton takes over.
The Yankees strung together a couple of hits in the inning but didn't score any runs. The inning ended on a long fly ball off the bat of Curtis Granderson that was caught in the right field corner by Chris Davis. This catch will be on the highlight reel!
Bottom of 5th
10: 13pm - Back to back strike outs of Jeter, and Suzuki got this crowd on its feet! The score remains tied at 2 but a new energy is coming over the fans. Could be time to carry some of that momentum into the bottom half of the 5th.
10: 26pm - End of 5.. still 2 - 2.
Hammel Gets the Start
The Baltimore Orioles announced today that Jason Hammel will get the start against the Yankees' CC Sabathia.
Hammel, a 6-foot-6 right-hander had an 8-6 record for the Orioles during the regular season. Facing the Yankees, Hammel allowed seven runs and 18 hits in 66 at bats this season. His 2012 record against the Yankees is 0-1.