Facing elimination, the Orioles have threatened twice through three innings in Game 4 of the American League Division Series, but Baltimore is still knotted in a scoreless tie with the Yankees.
The Orioles immediately put together a scoring chance against Yankee starter Phil Hughes, but threats in both the first and third innings came up empty. Nate McLouth led off the game with walk and was moved to third on a bunt and deep fly out by Adam Jones. But he was stranded on third as Matt Wieters could not drive him in with two outs. The inning featured a couple of hard hit balls to the outfield, but they were at Yankee fielders, allowing Hughes to escape.
In the third, the O's started the inning with a Manny Machado walk and a McLouth double. But with men on second and third and nobody out, Hughes would once again extricate himself from the jam. Machado inadvisably ran home on a chopper back to the pitcher, and Hughes easily made the throw for the first out of the inning. He'd strike out Chris Davis and then induce a Jones groundout to avoid any damage.
The Yankees put together their first threat against Joe Saunders in the bottom half of the third, as Jayson Nix led off with a double. But Saunders would strike out the side and quickly stamp out the threat. Derek Jeter fought off a number of pitches but finally went down with a K on the 13th pitch of the at-bat.