Orioles pregame: O's go for first three-game sweep in Bronx since 1986

August 01, 2012|By Zach Helfand | The Baltimore Sun

NEW YORK — The Orioles are looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Yankees today at 1 p.m. Zach Britton (1-0) will make his fourth start of the year.
Britton is 1-1 in his career against New York in four starts. In his two starts at Yankee Stadium, he has allowed 13 runs, 10 earned, over 5.1 innings.
A win would give the Orioles their first three-game sweep of the Yankees in the Bronx since 1986, and it would mark the first time since 1980 that the O’s have swept the Yankees and Red Sox on the road in the same season. Overall, the Orioles have taken five out of 10 games against the Yankees this season.
In the last five games, the Orioles have scored 32 runs and hit eight home runs.
Here are today’s lineups:

Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Wilson Betemit 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B
Endy Chavez LF
Omar Quintanilla 2B
Zach Britton LHP

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Russell Martin C
Casey McGehee 1B
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Jayson Nix 3B
Phil Hughes RHP


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