Yankees Vs. Orioles: New York Falls 8-3 In Rubber Game Of Weekend Series

The Yankees dropped the final game of a three-game set with the Orioles, 8-3, on Sunday. The Yankees lost two out of the three games.

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Yankees Vs. Orioles: Curtis Granderson Not In Lineup For Series Finale

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is not in Sunday's lineup for the series finale against the visiting Baltimore Orioles (1:05 p.m. ET on YES Network). Granderson's playing status is currently day-to-day as he's battling right hamstring tendinitis, which flared up in Saturday's 4-3 victory over Baltimore.

Outfielder Chris Dickerson will take Granderson's place in center field, while third baseman Eric Chavez will hit in his No. 4 spot in the batting order.

Here's what the rest of the Yankees lineup looks like for the series finale:

  1. Derek Jeter, DH
  2. Nick Swisher, 1B
  3. Robinson Cano, 2B
  4. Eric Chavez, 3B
  5. Raul Ibanez, RF
  6. Russell Martin, C
  7. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
  8. Chris Dickerson, CF
  9. Jason Nix, SS

Meanwhile, here's the Orioles' lineup:

  1. Nick Markakis, RF
  2. J.J. Hardy, SS
  3. Nate McLouth, LF
  4. Adam Jones, CF
  5. Matt Wieters, C
  6. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  7. Chris Davis, DH
  8. Manny Machado, 3B
  9. Robert Andino, 2B

For more on the Yankees during their weekend series against the O's, visit Pinstripe Alley. For the opponent's perspective, visit Camden Chat.

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Curtis Granderson Injury: New York Yankees' Center Fielder Day-To-Day

The last thing the New York Yankees, fighting to keep their lead in the American League East, need is another injury to a key player. That is why when center fielder Curtis Granderson left Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles, there had to be concern.

The news on Granderson, however, appears good From YES Network:

After the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday, the big question was about the health of the Yankees’ slugging centerfielder Curtis Granderson, and whether the injury that sidelined him in the second inning was something to be concerned about. Well Yankee fans got the answer they were looking for when the precautionary MRI taken at New York Presbyterian Hospital was negative for significant damage. There were no signs of any tears, strains or muscular abnormalities.

“They said it was tendinitis where the bone and the joint meet, which causes that area to have tightness from just overuse,” Granderson said after the game. “Absolutely no strain, which was good to hear.”

Granderson went on to say, “The good thing is I didn't feel a pop or a snap or anything like that. Something just didn't feel right and to hear the results that they said it's day-to-day. And as soon as possibly as, probably not tomorrow, but it could possibly be, so that's really good.”

Joe Girardi said that they would have to evaluate Granderson’s condition on Sunday morning to see if he could play in the finale of the three-game Orioles set and that he would be a game time decision.

The Yankees, already without Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Ivan Nova, Mark Teixeira and Mariano Rivers, lead the Baltimore Orioles by three games heading into play on Sunday.

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Yankees Vs. Orioles Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The critical three-game series between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles reaches its conclusion Sunday, as the two AL East Division foes square off at Yankee Stadium (1:05 p.m. ET on YES Network). The Yankees (76-56) and Orioles (73-59) enter the contest separated by just three games in the standings, meaning a victory in today's rubber match would be a big step toward earning a division crown.

To take the three-game set, New York will turn to pitcher Phil Hughes (13-11, 4.02 ERA), who will oppose the Orioles' Chris Tillman (7-2, 3.26 ERA). Hughes is making his first start with an extra day of rest, while Tillman is coming off a stellar no-run, seven-inning outing against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.



For more on the Yankees during their weekend series against the O's, visit Pinstripe Alley. For the opponent's perspective, visit Camden Chat.

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Yankees Vs. Orioles Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The sliding New York Yankees have lost three of their last four games as the Baltimore Orioles continue to gain ground in the race for the American League East.

The Orioles, winners of six out of their last seven, now trail the Yanks by only two games. Both teams have 31 games remaining this season.

On Saturday, the Yankees will look to rookie David Phelps for some pitching help. The former Notre Dame star has started only six games this season, appearing as a reliever as well.

The Orioles will counter with Wei-Yin Chen, their Taiwanese rookie who has been dependable down the stretch so far. Chen has posted a 3.78 ERA in 26 starts this season, including two solid starts against the Yankees.

The Bronx Bombers continue to miss Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, hitting just .226 as a team in their last ten games.

Saturday's game will start at 1:05 and can be found on YES.


AL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
New York 75 56 .572 0 Lost 2
Baltimore 73 58 .557 2 Won 2
Tampa Bay 71 61 .537 4.5 Lost 2
Boston 62 71 .466 14 Lost 4
Toronto 60 71 .458 15 Won 3

(updated 9.1.2012 at 12:42 PM EDT)


For more on the Yankees during their weekend series against the O's, visit Pinstripe Alley. For the opponent's perspective, visit Camden Chat.

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Orioles 6, Yankees 1: Miguel Gonzalez Shuts Down New York Lineup

The New York Yankees dropped their series opener against the Orioles on Friday night, falling 6-1 at Yankee Stadium. Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez shut down the Yanks' lineup, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing just four hits. It was an ugly night at the dish, as Gonzalez had his change-up working and fanned nine New York batters. Nick Swisher struck out four times alone.

While Hiroki Kuroda certainly did not pitch his best game, he did enough to keep the Yankees in the game and competitive. Kuroda pitched into the ninth inning, allowing four runs on eight hits. The O's put together a three-run rally in the second inning, jumping ahead 3-0 for a lead they would not relinquish. A Mark Reynolds two-run shot to left did most of the damage, but J.J. Hardy also added a solo homer in the sixth.

[Related: Looking for the bright side | YES Network]

Curtis Granderson ended the shutout in the ninth, taking Brian Matusz deep. But the outcome was not in doubt at that point, especially after an ugly top half of the ninth by Derek Lowe. The veteran sinker baller came on with two outs in the ninth, and promptly gave up four straight hits, including another Reynolds homer.

The Orioles are now two games out in the AL East standings.

For more on the Yankees during their weekend series against the O's, visit Pinstripe Alley. For the opponent's perspective, visit Camden Chat.

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