Tune in at 7:05 PM ET as the Orioles take on the Yankees. Navin Vaswani will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
A big series between the Orioles and Yankees beginning on Aug. 31. What a world.
Pitching matchup: Gonzalez (3.66 ERA) vs. Kuroda (2.98 ERA).
Kuroda has made one start against the Orioles so far this year. It was a 2-1 Yankees win, and Kuroda got the W, going 7 innings and allowing only a run.
RHB are hitting .213 against HIROK. Dude's been fantastic of late. He's the Yankees' best pitcher.
Underway in the Bronx. Markakis swings at the first pitch and leads off with a single into RF.
Hardy grounds one to Chavez at 3B, and the Yankees turn the double play. A little around the horn action.
Nate McLouth, batting third. Life is crazy.
McLouth strikes out, and the Orioles are done in the 1st.
Gonzalez on the mound for the O's. He's well-rested, having last pitched on Aug. 20.
Jeter grounds out to Hardy at SS, first-pitch swinging.
Gonzalez has faced the Yankees once this season. He allowed 4 ER in 6.2 IP, and got the win.
Gonzalez strikes out Swisher. Put him away with the changeup.
Loud 3rd out: Granderson flies out to deep centre, Jones making the catch on the track. Yankees go in order.
You're right. I lied. It was Cano, not Granderson.
Jones, Wieters, and Davis will bat for the O's in the 2nd.
Base hit Jones into RF. Leadoff man is aboard again.
Another base hit into RF, this time by Wieters. Jones advances to 3B. Orioles in business.
Sac fly for Chris Davis, into LF. Jones scores. Wieters advances to 3B as Ibanez's throw came home.
Mark Reynolds batting, and he just murdered a baseball into the LF stands. Two-run HR.
Until they're not a playoff team, Mike, they're a playoff team.
Kuroda strikes out Quintanilla. Moving fastball caught the inside corner. Two away.
Machado batting, and he pops one up for Martin right at home plate. Orioles are down, but they put a 3-spot on the board.
OK, let's talk at the end of September, then, Mike.
Granderson, Chavez, and Ibanez will bat.