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Yankees (19-15) At Orioles (22-14): Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Ivan Nova (47) of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first-inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on May 8, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Ivan Nova (47) of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first-inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on May 8, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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When the New York Yankees open a brief two-game series with the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Batlimore Monday night (7:05 p.m. ET, YES) it won't be unusual to see one of these teams leading the American League East. It will, however, be unusual that the team out front nearly one-quarter of the way into the season is the Orioles and not the Yankees.

The surprising Orioles are 22-14, a half-game in front of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. The Yankees (19-15) are two games behind entering this week's series.


AL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Baltimore 22 14 .611 0 Lost 1
Tampa Bay 21 14 .600 0.5 Won 1
New York 19 15 .558 2 Lost 1
Toronto 19 16 .542 2.5 Lost 1
Boston 15 19 .441 6 Won 3

(updated 5.14.2012 at 1:04 PM EDT)


Monday night's pitchers will be Ivan Nova (4-1, 5.02 ERA) for the Yankees and Jason Hammel (4-1, 2.09 ERA) for the Orioles. Tuesday night Yankees ace CC Sabathia (5-0. 3.51) faces Wei-Yin Chen of Baltimore (3-0, 2.68 ERA).


Related: SB Nation New York MLB Power Rankings

Baltimore is currently second in the American League in earned-run average, with a 3.46 ERA. Only the Texas Rangers (3.34) have been better. Offensively, outfielder Adam Jones (.291, 10 home runs, 21 RBI) leads the Baltimore attack.


Current Series

2 game series vs Orioles @ Oriole Park at Camden Yards

New York Yankees
@ Baltimore Orioles

Monday, May 14, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Ivan Nova vs Jason Hammel

Cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h Game time temperature around .

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