American League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, April 14th
(All times eastern)
Baltimore Orioles (6-5) at New York Yankees (5-5), 8:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Baltimore - Wei-Yin Chen (0-1, 3.75)
New York - Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 6.75)
(Sports Network) - The Baltimore Orioles have had plenty of success in the
past year at Yankee Stadium and on Sunday will try to win another series
against their American League East foe.
The O's, who have captured eight of their last 12 in the Bronx, will have Wei-
Yin Chen on the mound Sunday when they try to capture a third consecutive
series against a division rival. Baltimore has already won series against
Tampa Bay and Boston this year.
Chen is coming off a loss to the Red Sox on Monday. The left-hander allowed
five hits and three runs over 6 1/3 innings. He's 1-2 with a 5.25 ERA in four
career starts against the Yankees.
The Yankees will counter with 38-year-old right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who
pitched 5 1/3 innings Monday in a win at Cleveland. Kuroda gave up five hits
and three runs in the 11-6 triumph. He's 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA in two games
against the Orioles.
On Saturday, Ryan Flaherty, Nick Markakis and Nolan Reimold homered to fuel
Baltimore's 5-3 win.
J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones also each drove in a run for the Orioles, who
dropped a 5-2 decision in Friday's opener. Nate McLouth finished 3-for-5 with
two doubles and scored once.
Jason Hammel (2-1) worked six innings for the win, allowing eight hits and
three runs -- two earned -- with four strikeouts. Jim Johnson turned in a
scoreless ninth for his fifth save.
"He threw a lot of strikes, threw enough breaking balls, got some big outs,"
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner each went deep for the Yankees, while Phil
Hughes (0-2) was charged in defeat for nine hits and five runs with two walks
over three-plus frames.
"I rely on the fastball and it rides up in the zone sometimes," Hughes said.
"I just have to make sure I locate it. When I don't locate it the ball tends
to go in the air instead of on the ground."
Lyle Overbay added an RBI single in defeat.
The teams split 18 meeting last regular season.
04/14 10:27:07 ET