Play It Again

April 07, 2009|By DAN CONNOLLY

Setting table

The Orioles' top two hitters in the lineup, Brian Roberts and Adam Jones, did exactly what they were supposed to do: get on base. Roberts was 3-for-4 (a double and two singles) with a walk, and Jones was 3-for-3 (a two-run triple and two singles) with two walks. They scored five of the Orioles' 10 runs.

CC beating

CC Sabathia made his Yankees debut, and it didn't go well for New York's $161 million man. Sabathia wasn't sharp from the first inning on, allowing a single and a walk and throwing a wild pitch before he recorded his first out. He allowed three runs in the third and three more in the sixth. All told, he gave up six runs on eight hits, five walks and two wild pitches in just 4 1/3 innings. He didn't strike out anyone for the fifth time in his career and the first time since July 25, 2005.

On deck

The Orioles are off Tuesday, then they'll come back Wednesday and make history at Camden Yards. Right-hander Koji Uehara will become the first Japanese player to pitch for the Orioles. He'll face the Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang. Wang hasn't pitched in Baltimore since July 2007, but he is 3-1 against the Orioles (with a 5.13 ERA) in eight career starts.

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