ALDS Game 3: Yankees vs. Orioles
2012 AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES – GAME 3
BALTIMORE ORIOLES (1-1/93-69) at NEW YORK YANKEES (1-1/95-67)
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (16-11, 3.32) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (9-4, 3.25)
Wednesday, October 10 • 7:37 p.m. et • TBS • Yankee Stadium
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Jim Thome DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Manny Machado 3B
Miguel Gonzalez RHP
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez 3B
Hiroki Kuroda RHP
Game information from the Yankees’ media relations team:
HIRO’S WELCOME: Tonight, RHP Hiroki Kuroda will become the first Japan-born player to make a postseason start with the Yankees.
ð Went 11-6 with a 2.72 ERA (132.1IP, 40ER) in 19 starts at Yankee Stadium, the seventh-best home ERA in the AL in 2012.
ð Pitchers making their first postseason start as a Yankee have gone 8-6 since 2000.
THE CAPTAIN’S POSTSEASON LOG: SS Derek Jeter has played 154 career postseason games, batting .309 (195-for-632) with 109R, 31 doubles, 20HR and 60RBI… is a career .345 (88-for-255) batter in ALDS games, hitting safely in 13 of his last 14 contests dating back to 2007 (.323, 20-for-62).
ROOKED: The Yankees are 16-14 vs. rookie starting pitchers in 2012 (including postseason), with wins in 11 of their last 15 matchups.
ð The Yankees are facing two different rookie starters in the same postseason series for just the third time… also happened in the 1955 World Series vs. Brooklyn when they lost to Roger Craig in Game 5 at Ebbets Field and defeated Karl Spooner in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium; and the 1952 World Series win vs. Brooklyn, when the Dodgers had four games started by rookies (Joe Black – Gms 1, 4 and 7 and Bill Loes – Gm 6).