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Yankees stretch lead to 2-0 over Orioles in Game 5

Oct 12, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

Ichiro Suzuki Reuters Reuters

The Yankees have given CC Sabathia a little breathing room. Ichiro Suzuki doubled home Derek Jeter in the bottom of the sixth inning to stretch the Yankees’ lead to 2-0.

Jeter drew a one-out walk and scored all the way from first base after Suzuki put one into the right-center field gap. Robinson Cano struck out looking and Mark Teixeira was intentionally walked before Troy Patton replaced Jason Hammel to get Raul Ibanez to striking out swinging for the final out of the inning.

Of course, there’s a compelling case to be made that the Orioles should already be on the board. Nate McLouth hit a long fly ball along the right field line in the top of the sixth inning that landed very close to the foul pole. It was ruled foul on the field, but the play was reviewed after Buck Showalter went out to argue. However, the umpires quickly emerged to confirm the original call. It’s possible that the ball could have nicked the foul pole — and in fact, one usher told Craig Sager of TBS that it did indeed hit the pole — but there’s no definitive evidence yet. On a side note, that usher could be looking for a new job soon.

And so, it’s 2-0 Yankees as we move to the top of the seventh.

  1. randygnyc - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    CC is dealing. At 82 pitches. I figure Joe will allow him to throw 30-35 more pitches tonight in trying to get 6 more outs.

  2. randygnyc - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Look how sad Smoltz and Ripken look. Beautiful.

  3. randygnyc - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Curtis- finally!

  4. proudlycanadian - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Craig Sager also examined the ball that McLouth hit and said that there was no yellow on it There was no question about the home run that Granderson just hit..

    • dirtyharry1971 - Oct 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      what about the yellow in the front of your underwear? There is no question about where that came from

  5. biffnasty - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    the Grandyman can!!!

  6. vallewho - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    CC M*ther*ucker!

  7. randygnyc - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Phewwwww!!!!!!

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:43 PM

      Can the Yanks please score 10 runs in the top of the 9th. I can’t handle this close game shit anymore. And we all know Soriano will put at least one runner one.

  8. randygnyc - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    CC made some BIG time pitches to get out of that mess. That’s just crushing for Orioles fans and their broadcasters in the TBS booth.

  9. randygnyc - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Church- CC might pitch the 9th. We’ll see.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:52 PM

      If there’s a lefty up, I could see that. But I’d rather play matchups. Robertson has been insane since he’s decided to start throwing his curvebal again, and I think Soriano is better starting the inning fresh (he likes to pitch out of the windup).

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:59 PM

        and as always, Girardi is smarter than i…

  10. jayscarpa - Oct 12, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Drop Your C***s and Grab Your Socks

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