ALDS: Yankees-Orioles tied at 2 after seven
GalleriesALDS Game 1: Yankees 7, Orioles 2
We will be updating each half-inning with the happenings of the game.
UPDATE: Yankees win ALDS Game 1, 7-2
TOP 1ST: Derek Jeter singled to lead off the game and scored on Ichiro Suzuki's double. Ichiro was then thrown out trying to steal third base. Alex Rodriguez struck out looking. Robinson Cano hit a broken-bat pop-up to right field. SCORE: Yankees 1, Orioles 0.
TOP 2ND: Nick Swisher walked. Mark Teixeira popped out to short. Curtis Granderson smoked a grounder to first base, where Mark Reynolds made a diving stop and threw to second to force out Swisher. Granderson beat the throw back to first to reach on a fielder's choice. Russell Martin pops out in foul territory to Reynolds. SCORE: Yankees 1, Orioles 0.
BOTTOM 2ND: Matt Wieters popped up to second base. Reynolds struck out looking on a 2-2 curveball from Sabathia. Manny Machado struck out. SCORE: Yankees 1, Orioles 0.
TOP 3RD: Raul Ibanez struck out. Jeter grounded out. Ichiro struck out. SCORE: Yankees 1, Orioles 0.
BOTTOM 3RD: Chris Davis singled to right field. Lew Ford hit a broken-bat single through the hole between short and third. Robert Andino sacrifice bunted the runners over to second and third. McLouth singled in both runs. Hardy hit into an inning-ending double play. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1.
TOP 4TH: Rodriguez walked to lead off. Cano hit a screaming grounder down the first-base that Reynolds snagged for the easy out at first base as Rodriguez advanced to second. Swisher walked. Teixeira crushed a shot high off the right-field wall to score Rodriguez. Swisher advanced to third, but Teixeira was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. With two outs, Granderson was intentionally walked, bringing the right-handed Martin to the plate against Jason Hammel. Martin flied out. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
BOTTOM 4TH: Jones popped up to third base. Wieters flied out to center field. Reynolds walked. Machado grounds to shortstop, and Jeter gets the force out at second. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
TOP 5TH: Ibanez hit a comebacker and Hammel snagged the high-hopper near his head and threw to first base for the out. Jeter struck out looking on three pitches. Ichiro struck out. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
BOTTOM 5TH: Davis hit a bloop single to right-centerfield. Ford hit a check-swing dribbler up the first-base line, Martin make a great play to pick it up and Teixeira scooped the ball for the first out. Andino singled to the right of Jeter at short, moving Davis to third. McLouth struck out looking. Hardy hit a bouncer up the middle that Cano fielded and stepped on second for the force to end the inning. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
TOP 6TH: A-Rod grounds out to short. Cano grounded out to third. Swisher lined a single up the middle. Orioles manager took Hammel out of the game after 111 pitches. His line: 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 5 K. Teixeira singled off lefty reliever Troy Patton. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
BOTTOM 6TH: Jones grounded out to second. Wieters strikes out looking. Reynolds singled to centerfield. Machado hit a tough-hopper that handcuffed Jeter, who blocked the ball but couldn't beat Reynolds with his throw to second base. Jeter was given an error on the play. Davis then popped up to Granderson in left-centerfield. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
TOP 7TH: Martin walked. Ibanez walked. Showalter pulls Patton and brings in righty reliever Darren O'Day. With a 1-2 count, Jeter put down the sacrifice bunt and moved the runners to second and third. Ichiro hit a grounder to Andino at second base, who was playing on the edge of the grass and threw home to get Martin on the tag play. With two outs and runners on the corners, A-Rod struck out. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
BOTTOM 7TH: Ford thrown out by a half-step after he hit a dribbler to second base. Andino struck out. McLouth grounds out to second. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2.
TOP 8TH: Brian Matusz on the mound for Baltimore.