|BALTIMORE ( NORRIS )|
NY YANKEES ( NUNO )
|915||BALTIMORE||+100||Ov 9,-110||+105||Ov 9,+105|
|916||NY YANKEES||-110||Un 9,-110||-115||Un 9,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-10||-0.1||7-12||3.8||0.257||0.305||4.1||0.263||0.327|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.7||2-5||3.0||0.237||0.284||3.7||0.260||0.328|
|vs Right-handed Starters||25-22||-0.2||21-26||3.9||0.256||0.320||4.2||0.248||0.297|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.8||3-4||4.9||0.268||0.357||3.7||0.224||0.283|
|6/11/2014||CHEN(L)||BOSTON||DE LA ROSA(R)||6-0||W||-135||8.5 un||U||9||8||1||4||2||0|
|6/16/2014||CHEN(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||4-5||L||120||7 un||O||8||7||0||9||7||0|
|6/17/2014||GONZALEZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||BEDARD(L)||7-5||W||105||7.5 ev||O||8||6||1||11||8||0|
|6/18/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||2-0||W||135||7.5 un||U||7||11||1||5||5||2|
|6/20/2014||JIMENEZ(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||3-5||L||145||8.5 ev||U||9||10||0||11||11||2|
|6/21/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)|| |
|6/22/2014||TILLMAN(R)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|6/23/2014||CHEN(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|6/24/2014||GONZALEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|6/25/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)|| |
|6/27/2014||NORRIS(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|6/27/2014|| ||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|6/28/2014|| ||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|6/7/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||4-8||L||105||8 ev||O||8||6||0||12||7||0|
|6/8/2014||KURODA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||1-2||L||115||7.5 un||U||8||9||0||5||2||0|
|6/10/2014||NUNO(L)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)||3-2||W||130||7 un||U||8||5||0||7||7||0|
|6/11/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ SEATTLE||YOUNG(R)||4-2||W||-185||6.5 ov||U||10||8||0||6||3||1|
|6/12/2014||WHITLEY(R)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)||6-3||W||105||7 ov||O||10||8||1||7||6||0|
|6/13/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)||7-0||W||175||7.5 un||U||12||8||0||2||4||1|
|6/14/2014||KURODA(R)||@ OAKLAND||KAZMIR(L)||1-5||L||145||7 ov||U||3||5||0||8||7||1|
|6/15/2014||NUNO(L)||@ OAKLAND||CHAVEZ(R)||5-10||L||145||8 un||O||9||8||1||12||6||1|
|6/23/2014||WHITLEY(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)|| |
|6/25/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)|| |
|6/27/2014||NUNO(L)||BOSTON|| || |
|6/28/2014|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|BALTIMORE: BALTIMORE (AP) - The transformation of the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse under manager Buck Showalter is complete.|
No longer do the Orioles hope to win. They expect it.
When Showalter took over in July 2010, he inherited a team with the worst record in the majors. Having gone without a winning season since 1997, Baltimore could only hope Showalter's knack for orchestrating quick turnarounds would take hold in a town that had switched its allegiance from baseball to football.
By 2012, the Orioles were back. Baltimore won 93 games, beat Texas in the wild-card matchup and took the New York Yankees to the limit before falling in the AL division series.
After missing the postseason last year, the Orioles are poised for a return. They maintained the nucleus of a team that went 85-77 and was in contention to the final week, then added right-handed starter Ubaldo Jimenez and slugger Nelson Cruz to an already potent lineup that led the majors in home runs in 2013.
''When you have talent, you have confidence,'' right fielder Nick Markakis said. ''Put them together and good things usually happen. We've got that right now. We know we have a good team and we're going to roll with it.''
Although Jimenez and Cruz didn't come aboard until after the start of spring training, Showalter never wavered in his belief that the Orioles would challenge the defending champion Boston Red Sox and retooled Yankees in the AL East.
''I felt that way whether or not we added Nelson and Jimenez,'' he said. ''That's a poor reflection on me and my staff if we thought we needed more to win.''
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (BALTIMORE-NY YANKEES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Orioles-Yankees Preview* =========================
By JON PALMIERI STATS Editor
Baltimore (37-34) at New York (38-33), 1:05 p.m. EDT
The New York Yankees were already surging and knocking on the door of first place in the AL East before their series opener against the Baltimore Orioles.
A thrilling come-from-behind victory will only send their confidence higher.
New York looks to match its longest win streak of the season Saturday when this three-game set continues in the Bronx.
After opening this month with six losses in eight games, the Yankees (39-33) were third in the division and a season-high 6 1/2 games out of first place on June 9. The ensuing 8-2 stretch that includes a three-game sweep of division-leading Toronto has moved them into sole possession of second and within 1 1/2 games of the Blue Jays.
Friday's 5-3 victory was the most improbable of the recent wins. Slumping Carlos Beltran connected for a three-run walkoff homer with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the Yankees their fourth straight win and first this season in their final at-bat.
"Thank God the past couple of days I would say I've been feeling more comfortable at the plate and I've been putting good at-bats together," said Beltran, who entered Friday batting .221. "I just felt confident that I was going to do something positive."
New York, which won five straight April 12-17, received another strong outing from a starting pitcher. Hiroki Kuroda took a no-hitter into the sixth and allowed two runs in six innings, lowering the rotation's ERA to 2.63 during the four-game streak.
Getting another strong start could be difficult with Vidal Nuno (1-3, 5.90 ERA) taking the mound.
The left-hander had the worst start of his career Sunday at Oakland, allowing eight runs and eight hits over three-plus innings in a 10-5 loss.
The Yankees have lost each of his last five home starts, with Nuno going 0-2 with a 6.04 ERA. Home runs at Yankee Stadium have been a big problem, as he's allowed one in each outing there and nine total in 35 2-3 innings.
In two relief appearances over 3 1-3 innings against the Orioles, he's been reached for eight runs and nine hits - three homers.
Friday's disheartening loss dropped Baltimore (37-35) to 6-5 during a 13-game stretch against division opponents after closer Zach Britton surrendered four earned runs in the ninth. He had allowed three in his first 37 2-3 innings this season.
"It is frustrating. These are games we want to win right now but you just have to turn the page," Britton said. "You cannot just sit here and mope about it. Go out there and make the adjustment."
Red-hot Steve Pearce provided the bulk of the Orioles' offense with two hits and two RBIs. He's 6 for 12 with four doubles, a homer and five RBIs in his last three games, raising his season average to .327.
Baltimore's rotation has also been outstanding lately, posting a 2.06 ERA in the past 11 games.
Bud Norris (6-5, 3.73) has been a key figure in that run, winning his last three starts and allowing one run and 10 hits over 14 2-3 innings in the past two. He tossed 6 2-3 innings and limited Toronto to one run in a 3-2 victory last Saturday.
Pitching away from home, though, has been a struggle for Norris, who is 2-4 with a 5.23 ERA in seven road outings compared to a 4-1 mark and 2.21 ERA in six at home.
The right-hander has never faced the Yankees, but he's plenty familiar with Beltran, who is 8 for 24 with five doubles in their matchups.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 11:34:45 PM EST|