With a best-of-five series now a best-of-three after the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles split the first two games of their ALDS showdown, the two teams hit the field for Game 3 on Wednesday night looking to gain the upper hand in the series. The final three games of the series, if all are necessary, will be at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound to silence the Orioles bats, while Baltimore will counter with Miguel Gonzalez, who registered a 3.25 ERA and a 9-4 record during the regular season. Kuroda will look to continue a strong string of starts for Yankees pitchers, which proved enough to get the Yankees a win in Game 1, but too little in Game 2.
In Game 2, the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen out-dueled Yankees starter Andy Pettitte, as Chen held the Yankees bats to just two hits with runners in scoring position. Against Pettitte, the Orioles brought across two runs in the third inning and a key insurance run in the sixth on their way to a 3-2 Game 2 victory to even the series.
Through the first two games, Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis has proved key to Baltimore's attack against Yankees pitching, as the DH has four hits in eight at bats. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has also registered four hits in his first eight at-bats in the series.
Date and Time: Oct. 10, 7:37 p.m.
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
Radio: ESPN Radio