|NY YANKEES ( CAPUANO )|
BALTIMORE ( NORRIS )
|961||NY YANKEES||+120||Ov 8.5,-120||+125||Ov 8.5,+105|
|962||BALTIMORE||-130||Un 8.5,+100||-135||Un 8.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||46-39||+1.4||35-49||3.9||0.251||0.312||4.1||0.248||0.301|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||1-6||3.1||0.234||0.278||2.7||0.215||0.269|
|vs Left-handed Starters||18-15||+3.4||11-22||3.8||0.252||0.307||3.5||0.252||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3||5-2||6.3||0.302||0.352||3.6||0.276||0.332|
|7/28/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||2-4||L||140||7.5 un||U||11||9||1||8||8||0|
|7/29/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TEXAS||MARTINEZ(R)||12-11||W||-165||9 un||O||12||6||1||15||11||1|
|7/30/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)||2-3||L||-135||9 un||U||4||4||0||9||9||0|
|8/1/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ BOSTON||RANAUDO(R)||3-4||L||115||9 ov||U||6||7||0||9||5||0|
|8/2/2014||GREENE(R)||@ BOSTON||WEBSTER(R)||6-4||W||105||8.5 un||O||10||10||0||8||7||1|
|8/3/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)||8-7||W||-110||8.5 ev||O||10||5||0||8||4||0|
|8/11/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ BALTIMORE||NORRIS(R)|| |
|8/12/2014||GREENE(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)|| |
|8/13/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)|| |
|8/15/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|8/16/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||SMYLY(L)|| |
|8/17/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|7/29/2014||TILLMAN(R)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||7-6||W||+120||8.5 un||O||10||7||2||11||8||1|
|7/30/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||4-3||W||+125||8 un||U||6||3||0||4||3||0|
|7/31/2014||NORRIS(R)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||0-1||L||+100||9 un||U||5||9||0||12||11||0|
|8/4/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||7-3||W||130||7 ev||O||14||7||0||8||6||1|
|8/5/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||9-3||W||-105||8.5 ev||O||14||11||0||12||10||1|
|8/6/2014||CHEN(L)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)||1-5||L||-115||8.5 un||U||1||1||1||12||9||0|
|8/7/2014||GONZALEZ(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||2-1||W||105||9 un||U||5||5||0||4||6||0|
|8/8/2014||TILLMAN(R)||ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)||12-2||W||-130||8 ov||O||15||10||0||4||3||1|
|8/9/2014||JIMENEZ(R)||ST LOUIS||LACKEY(R)||10-3||W||-105||8.5 un||O||16||6||0||9||10||1|
|8/10/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||3-8||L||-125||8.5 un||O||10||8||1||17||10||0|
|8/11/2014||NORRIS(R)||NY YANKEES||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|8/12/2014||CHEN(L)||NY YANKEES||GREENE(R)|| |
|8/13/2014||TILLMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||PINEDA(R)|| |
|8/15/2014||JIMENEZ(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)|| |
|8/16/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)|| |
|8/17/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)|| |
|8/18/2014|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|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.
|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.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-BALTIMORE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Orioles Preview* =========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
New York (61-55) at Baltimore (67-49), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The New York Yankees' offense has picked an inconvenient time to be mired in a slump as the club heads into a prime opportunity to make up ground in the AL East race.
New York looks to bounce back against Baltimore starter Bud Norris as it begins a crucial three-game series against the first-place Orioles at Camden Yards on Monday night.
The Yankees (61-56) had won six of seven after beating Cleveland 10-6 on Friday, but they were shut down by Corey Kluber in Saturday's 3-0 defeat and managed only Jacoby Ellsbury's ninth-inning homer in a 4-1 loss Sunday.
Ellsbury connected with two outs, preventing New York from being shut out in back-to-back games for the first time since 1999. Mark Teixeira played for the first time in four games because of an injured left pinkie and had one of the Yankees' five hits.
New York is six games back of Baltimore (67-49) in the division and 2 1/2 behind Kansas City for the second AL wild-card spot.
"Not really sure (what went wrong)," manager Joe Girardi said. "You learn it's going to happen and you deal with it."
The Yankees have been outscored 44-25 while dropping six of nine to the Orioles this season, and facing Norris (9-7, 3.68 ERA) will likely present another tough challenge for their lineup.
Norris pitched seven innings in Baltimore's 1-0, 13-inning victory over the Los Angeles Angels on July 31, then was staked to a four-run lead and allowed two runs in 5 1-3 innings of a 9-3 win over Toronto on Tuesday.
The right-hander is 5-2 with a 2.64 ERA in his last eight outings.
"It's a lot easier to pitch with a lead, when you've got more of a cushion," Norris said. "When you have a cushion, you can attack the strike zone that much more. It helps the starting pitcher and even the bullpen."
The Orioles provided Norris with early runs June 21 as he allowed one in five innings of a 6-1 victory over New York. That was his only career start against the Yankees, and he'll look to help get his club back on track after it fell 8-3 to St. Louis on Sunday.
Baltimore had won six of seven after outscoring the Cardinals 22-5 with nine homers while taking the first two games of the series. Sunday marked the first time in nine games the Orioles failed to go deep, and rookie Caleb Joseph's five-game home run streak was snapped.
Manager Buck Showalter tried to downplay the importance of this series against the Yankees due to the amount of games left to be played.
"We don't really look at it quite the way everybody else does," Showalter said. "It's significant because they're one of the teams we've got to be better than when the smoke clears."
Chris Capuano (1-2, 3.91) has not allowed a homer in 19 innings since becoming a Yankee. He's pitched well since being acquired from Colorado on July 24, going 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in three starts.
The left-hander allowed an unearned run and struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings of a 5-1 victory over Detroit on Wednesday.
"That was one of the reasons we went and got him," Girardi said. "He does know how to pitch."
Capuano has a 4.91 ERA in three relief appearances against the Orioles this season - the only times he's faced them in his career.
|Last Updated: 9/22/2014 5:17:20 PM EST|