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9/11 Orioles vs. Yankees Preview

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Game Info:
Time: 7:05 pm ET
Park: Yankee Stadium
Game: 1 of 3
Broadcast: YES, WCBS 880
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Orioles Probable Pitcher:

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Chris Tillman
#54 RHP
(1-3) 4,66 ERA 46.1 IP 24 SO 1.468 WHIP
Last Start: 9/4 vs. TEX: L, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 4 SO
Away (Season): (0-2) 4.50 ERA 
Vs. Yankees (Season): Never Faced
Team Record in Starts: 2-6
Run Support: 4.56 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Yankees):
Most PA: None
Best BA: None
Most H: None
Most HR:  None
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Yankees Probable Pitcher:

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Andy Pettitte
#46 LHP
(13-6) 4.10 ERA 173.1 IP 135 SO 1.350 WHIP
Last Game: 9/5 @ TOR: W, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 3 SO, HR
Home (Season): (5-4) 4.65 ERA 
Vs. Orioles (Season): (1-0) 1.17
Team Record in Starts: 20-8
Run Support: 5.84 Runs/Game
Opposing Hitters (Orioles): 
Most PA: Brian Roberts (61)
Best BA: Chad Moeller (1.000, 2 for 2)
Most H: Brian Roberts (14)
Most HR: Nick Markakis, Melvin Mora (2)
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Keys to the Game:
  1. Stack the Righties: Righties are hitting .355 off Tillman this year. 
  2. Swing Early (Again): Opposing hitters are batting .429 on the first pitch Tillman throws.
  3. Don’t Give Up: Batters are hitting ..367 off Tillman with 2 outs.
  4. Be Patient: After Tillman throws his 51st pitch of the game, batters are hitting .337 off him. So, for the Yankees, take as many pitches as you can to get Tillman to that 51 mark as soon as possible.
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Yanks Bats Back Dominant CC

Big top half of the ninth blows game open.

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Another win. Another sweep. Thats six in a row for the Yanks. Their second sweep in a row. I’m going to need a new broom. CC was the starter for the Yanks tonight. He was a bit shaky in the first two innings, but turned it on. He finished the night going seven innings, giving up one run on seven hits and striking out nine. 
Both teams scored early. Markakis had a sac-fly in the first and Hinske had another solo homer for the Yanks in the third. Both teams were shut down until the seventh, when A-Rod came through with a big two-run single to make it 3-1 Yanks. Bruney came in and was horrible again. He gave up a line-out and a homer to make it 3-2. Coke and Hughes finished the inning.
Then it was the ninth. Jeter led off the inning with a walk. A-Rod had another two-run single to make it 5-2 Yanks. The Bombers went on to score five more runs in the inning, to make it a massive 10-2 lead. 
Hughes came back out for the ninth and struck out the side. 
Player of the Game: C.C. Sabathia: W, 7.0 IP, 7 H, ER, BB, 9 SO, 0 HR
The Wrap-Up:
Sabathia got his MLB leading 16th win of the season tonight. The Yanks are 37 games over .500, yet another high water mark. The Red Sox finally lost, so the Yankees are now 7.5 ahead in the East. It’s starting to smell a little comfortable in here. The Bombers have won six in a row.
Coming Up Next:
The Yanks fly north of the border to Toronto tonight. In the first of four, it’ll be Gaudin against Romero.

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* Line Score


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yankees  0 2 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 9 12 1
Orioles  1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 13 1

* Box Score


AB R H RBI BB SO #P AVG OBP
D Jeter SS 4 0 1 0 2 1 28 0.333 .399
J Damon DH 5 0 1 0 1 2 28 0.288 .368
M Teixeira 1B 4 1 0 0 2 2 30 0.281 .380
A Rodriguez 3B 5 0 1 1 0 2 17 0.269 .400
J Posada C 4 3 2 3 1 1 23 0.28 .357
R Cano 2B 4 2 3 2 1 0 12 0.32 .350
N Swisher LF-RF 5 1 1 2 0 2 17 0.248 .368
E Hinske RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 15 0.241 .323
J Hairston Jr. LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.286 .392
M Cabrera CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 20 0.273 .333


* The Starter
A.J. Burnett: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR

* Wrap Up
Yankees now go 36 games over .500, the most since 2000. Burnett has been pretty horrible lately and is going to need to get on track. Boston beat Tampa, but who cares. If the Yanks keep winning, it wont matter anymore. The Yankees maintain their 6.5 game lead in the east.

* Coming Up Next 
Sabathia (15-7, 3.56) vs. Berken (4-11, 6.33)

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Robinson Cano
Nick Swisher
Eric Hinske
  

Pettitte Flirts With Perfection, Yanks Take Opener

Hairston boots Pettittes perfect game, Yanks still get it done.

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Wow. It seems like I start every entry with those words. This team seems to always amaze. Pettitte flirted with history tonight. He pitched 6.2 innings before Hairston booted the ball and then Markakis, on the next at-bat, hit a clean single to cap off the hopes on the no-hitter. You can blame Hairston, but he’s been so great for the Yanks, you really can’t get down on him. Plus the fact that he made a bad pitch to Markakis. He pitched great and thats the bottom line. He gave up just two hits, one of them a home run by Mora in the eighth, but that was all.
Swisher and Cano both had two RBI’s on the night and Damon had an RBI as well. Swisher was just a triple away from the cycle, but I don’t think anyone expected a triple from him. 
In the ninth inning, Bruney came in with a four run lead. Good job by the Yankees having Rivera warming. You had to think that Bruney would blow it. He got one out, but also gave up a hit and a walk. All of the sudden, it was a save situation. Rivera came in and got Markakis on a pop up and then struck out Reimond to end the game. 
Player of the Game: Andy Pettitte: W, 8.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, HR
The Wrap-Up:
Pshhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It’s starting to get a bit boring with all of these wins. Pettitte was great again, and boy it would be a big lift if he can keep this up. The Yanks hit another high water mark, 35 games over .500. Boston was off so the Yanks have a 6.5 game lead in the east. 
Coming Up Next:
September begins! It’s gettin’ close. Tomorrow A.J. Burnett (10-8, 4.10) goes against Baltimores Hernandez (4-6, 4.24). Boston is in Tampa.

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