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  1. Orioles and Yankees scoreless through four innings in Game 5 of ALDS

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Consistent with what we have seen for most of this series, there hasn’t much offense so far today. The Orioles and Yankees are scoreless through the first four innings in Game 5 of the ALDS in the Bronx. Jason Hammel, who allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings back in Game 1, is perfect over…

  2. ALDS Game 5 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in New York: BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Nate McLouth, LF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. J.J. Hardy, SS 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Adam Jones, CF 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Chris Davis, RF 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

  3. Game 5 odds: Nationals are slight favorites, Yankees are big favorites

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    gambling poster

    With a pair of winner-take-all games tonight I thought it would be interesting to examine the Las Vegas betting lines (for entertainment purposes only, of course). In the early game the Yankees are -200 favorites over the Orioles, which means you’d have to risk $200 to win $100 on New York. During the regular season…

  4. Looking ahead to two more Game 5s

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:11 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth rounds the bases after hitting a game-winning walk-off solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 4 of their MLB NLDS baseball series in Washington

    Four best of five playoff series, four Game 5s. Life is good. We do it again two more times tonight, with the following action on tap: Orioles at Yankees, 5:07 PM ET, TBS:  It has been an offense-free zone for both teams, but it’s not surprising given the big names and big contracts that the Yankees…

  5. Justin Verlander pitches Tigers past A’s and into ALCS

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:35 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Way too much Justin Verlander. Detroit’s ace held down the A’s for the second time in five games Thursday, pitching a complete-game shutout and striking out 11 as the Tigers won 6-0 to move on to the ALCS. Verlander fanned 22 in his two starts, setting a new record for strikeouts in a Divisional Series.…

  6. Raul Ibanez homers again, this time a walkoff, as Yankees win Game 3 of ALDS against O’s

    Oct 10, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Yankees' Ibanez hits a solo home run in front of Orioles' Wieters during Game 3 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Raul Ibanez is your latest Yankees playoff hero. The 40-year-old hit a pinch-hit game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning, then launched another solo homer in the bottom of the 12th as New York rallied back to defeat Baltimore by a score of 3-2 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday…

  7. No homers, no problem for Chris Davis

    Oct 9, 2012, 12:59 AM EDT

    Chris Davis

    When he’s not winning games as a reliever, Chris Davis is pretty much known as a home run guy. He hit three of them in a win over Toronto on Aug. 24, and he homered in six games in a row coming down the stretch, helping the Orioles lock up a wild card bid in…

  8. ALDS Game 2 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 8, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in Baltimore: BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Nate McLouth, LF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. J.J. Hardy, SS 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Chris Davis, RF 3. Alex Rodriguez, 3B 4. Adam Jones, CF 4. Robinson Cano, 2B 5.…

  9. HBT Playoff Weekend Wrap-UP

    Oct 8, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Cardinals Braves Baseball

    I know a lot of you are at-work-only readers and actually try to have lives and/or watch football on the weekend. Whatever, I can’t stop you from doing silly things. If you are one of those people with bad priorities, however, we would like you to know that there was all kinds of fun playoff…

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s Playoff Highlights

    Oct 8, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Two

    Tigers 5, Athletics 4: Don Kelly with the walkoff? Sure, why not? The A’s are in a deep hole now, down 2-0 in a best of five. How quickly the magic pixie dust from a late regular season run fades. Nationals 3, Cardinals 2: Gio Gonzalez walked the world, but the Nats rallied and Mike…

  11. It’s not the regular season anymore, Baltimore: Jim Johnson gets roughed up

    Oct 8, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Martin home run

    A close game and the Orioles going to the bullpen?  That was money in the bank all season long.  But now it’s the playoffs and nothing that came before mattered. And tonight the Orioles faithful saw something unusual: their All-Star closer get beat around and turn a 2-2 tie game in the ninth into a…

  12. CC Sabathia shakes off postseason slump with big outing

    Oct 8, 2012, 12:18 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia managed to avoid taking any losses during the Yankees’ all too brief postseason runs in 2010 and 2011, but he couldn’t sidestep the criticism  The game’s highest-paid pitcher, he was far from an ace in amassing a 5.84 ERA in 24 2/3 innings the last two Octobers. Sabathia’s 2012 postseason got off to a…

  13. An escape, a Russell Martin bomb and some insurance has the Yankees up 7-2 in the ninth

    Oct 7, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    UPDATE: Turn out the lights, folks. Jim Johnson had nothing, and now the Yankees sport a 7-2 lead. 11:56 PM: So many chances for both teams had gone by the wayside by the ninth inning rolled around, the last of which came in the bottom of the eighth. There the Orioles got a leadoff double…

  14. ALDS Game 1 lineups: Yankees vs. Orioles — game starts at 8:40

    Oct 7, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    UPDATE: Tarp is coming off the field!  Game starts at 8:40 5:59 PM:  The tarp is on and the rain is falling down, so this one is delayed. It’s all good. More time for me to eat the wings and stuff I got. 5:03 PM: Here are the lineups for Game One of the Yankees-Orioles…

  15. ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 7, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    camden yards getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Orioles and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Baltimore Orioles (93-69) vs. New York Yankees (95-67) The Matchups Game 1 Sunday in Baltimore: CC Sabathia vs.…

  16. The Orioles’ improbable season marches on

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:01 AM EDT

    Orioles Getty

    For most of the regular season, the surprising success of the Orioles was downplayed because of a negative run-differential and their penchant for winning one-run and extra-inning games. Going into tonight’s Wild Card game against the Rangers, most prognosticators didn’t give the Orioles much of a chance because they were using left-hander Joe Saunders against…

  17. Yankees claim AL East, home field; A’s to take on Tigers

    Oct 3, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda, Derek Jeter

    By losing 4-1 to the Rays, the Orioles settled things in the American League playoff picture this evening. The Yankees will face the wild card winner, either the Orioles or Rangers, in one ALDS and the A’s will get the Tigers in the other. The Orioles will travel to Texas to play a one-game playoff…

  18. Yankees crush Red Sox, claim AL East lead over O’s

    Oct 1, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Suzuki and Jeter celebrate as they score against Boston Red Sox in MLB game in New York

    The Yankees exploded for nine runs in the second on the way to a 10-2 victory over the Red Sox on Monday and moved a game up on the Orioles for first place in the AL East after Baltimore lost to Tampa Bay 5-3. The Bombers hit four homers as part of their huge frame,…

  19. Nick Markakis at least three weeks from returning

    Oct 1, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    nick markakis getty

    Whatever odds Nick Markakis had of playing for the Orioles again this season took a hit today, as the team announced that he won’t have the pin removed from his fractured thumb as hoped. Instead that will have to wait another week, which likely means Markakis is at least three weeks from potentially seeing game…

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 27, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles Machado rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during an MLB game in Baltimore

    Orioles 12, Blue Jays 2: Bombs away. Chris Davis and Manny Machado each had two homers and the O’s hit seven in all, keeping pace with the Yankees, who maintain their one and a half game lead. Yankees 8, Twins 2: CC Sabathia looks to be back on his game, and that will be huge for the Yankees in…

  21. Yankees edge A’s in 10, Orioles top Red Sox

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    The Yankees and Orioles kept rolling tonight, maintaining one game of separation in the AL East. The Yankees beat the A’s 2-1 in 10 innings on a Russell Martin home run. Rafael Soriano blew a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth by serving up a home run on a slider to Brandon Moss,…

  22. Ichiro singles into Jarrod Parker’s shirt

    Sep 21, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker

    When you’re hot, everything turns into a hit. Ichiro Suzuki had his one-hopper up the middle drop into Jarrod Parker‘s shirt for an infield single Friday night in the game against the A’s. Here’s the video. It was Ichiro’s 10th hit in his last 13 at-bats. One would think a ball would have been much…

  23. Men predict free agent destinations, God says “hah!”

    Sep 17, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    Today Buster Olney speculates about where Josh Hamilton may wind up.  He runs through any number of teams, notes that there are either fit or payroll problems, and ultimately lands on the Tigers, noting that (a) they have a spot in left field for Hamilton: and (b) they have recently been something of a free…

  24. CC Sabathia disappoints as Rays down Yankees

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:55 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia is the game’s highest-paid hurler, but David Price has pretty obviously supplanted him as the AL East’s best pitcher. Tampa Bay’s ace picked up his league-leading 18th win Friday as the Rays topped the Yankees 6-4. Price allowed two runs in seven innings to become the AL’s first to 18 victories. Sabathia gave…

  25. Video of the Day: All Yankees analysis is over. Seriously, we just need to stop now.

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Yankees logo

    Jonah Keri pointed this out on Twitter a few minutes ago. I dare say I haven’t seen analysis this good in all of my days. Really, we just need to stop now and let the season wind down, because all that can be said has been said. Including a bit about CC Sabathia having “gained…

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