|NY YANKEES ( PINEDA )|
BALTIMORE ( TILLMAN )
|963||NY YANKEES||+125||Ov 8.5,-105||+115||Ov 8,-105|
|964||BALTIMORE||-135||Un 8.5,-115||-125||Un 8,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||46-40||+0.4||36-49||3.9||0.250||0.311||4.1||0.249||0.302|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.4||2-5||3.3||0.213||0.260||4.1||0.244||0.293|
|vs Right-handed Starters||49-35||+18.7||41-41||4.5||0.261||0.309||4.0||0.254||0.315|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.7||5-2||6.9||0.304||0.353||3.6||0.264||0.326|
|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)||3-11||L||105||8.5 un||O||5||7||0||14||6||3|
|8/13/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)|| |
|8/15/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|8/16/2014||GREENE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||SMYLY(L)|| |
|8/17/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|8/20/2014|| ||HOUSTON|| || |
|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)||11-3||W||-115||8.5 un||O||14||6||3||5||7||0|
|8/13/2014||TILLMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||PINEDA(R)|| |
|8/15/2014||CHEN(L)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)|| |
|8/16/2014||JIMENEZ(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)|| |
|8/17/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||HOUSE(L)|| |
|8/18/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|8/19/2014||GONZALEZ(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|8/20/2014|| ||@ 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* =========================
New York (61-57) at Baltimore (68-50), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The New York Yankees were hoping to gain ground on the AL East leaders in this road series against the Baltimore Orioles but now the best they can do is leave town without losing any.
The Yankees will send Michael Pineda to the mound Wednesday night to try to gain a two-game split in this rain-shortened series.
New York (61-57) fell a season-high seven games behind Baltimore (68-50) with Monday's 11-3 loss. Tuesday's contest was postponed due to rain so all the Yankees can do is split.
Pineda (2-2, 1.83 ERA) will pitch for the first time since April 23, when he was ejected against Boston. He received a 10-game suspension for "possessing a foreign substance on his person."
The right-hander was on the disabled list since May 6 with a right shoulder muscle injury, and returns after making two rehabilitation starts for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.
Pineda declared himself healthy and expressed an eagerness to put the suspension behind him.
"I know I made a mistake, so I learned from that," he said. "Everything is in the past right now. I want to continue my career. I'm focused on my game and I'm focused on pitching. I said sorry to my team, sorry to everybody."
This will be his first 2014 look at the Orioles. He posted a 2.77 ERA in two starts against them in 2011 with Seattle, failing to get a decision both times.
Baltimore will likely play without third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop J.J. Hardy.
Machado suffered a right knee ligament strain Monday, and it's not clear if he will be headed to the disabled list. Hardy, who has 11 hits in his last 23 at-bats, has missed two straight games with a sprained left thumb.
This series being shortened could work to the advantage of the Orioles if both miss Wednesday's contest but return for a makeup game at a later date.
"When they say play, we play," manager Buck Showalter told MLB's official website, "whether it's with J.J. or without, or with Manny or without. It's not a given they're going to be with you in September. Be careful about outsmarting yourself. I am going to try not to."
Chris Davis replaced Machado on Monday and went 2 for 3 with his 21st homer and fourth in seven games.
Baltimore has a major league-best 150 homers while New York has surrendered an AL-high 126. The Orioles have outscored the Yankees 55-28 while winning seven of 10 meetings, homering three times Monday.
"It's tough," manager Joe Girardi said. "We know they swing the bats extremely well. They've got a lot of power in their lineup."
The Yankees, who remain without catcher Brian McCann due to a concussion, have totaled four runs and 15 hits during a three-game slide.
Orioles starter Chris Tillman (9-5, 3.73) is 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA in two starts against New York this year. He's had trouble over the years pitching to Derek Jeter, who is 8 for 20 against him, and Mark Teixeira, who is 5 for 15.
The right-hander seeks his first three-start win streak of the year. Curiously, he's 3-5 with a 2.77 ERA at home compared to 6-0 with a 4.68 ERA on the road.
Baltimore's Nick Markakis is batting .432 (19 for 44) in 11 games this month, and is among the major league leaders with 45 multihit games this season.
|Last Updated: 10/2/2014 1:38:49 PM EST|