Tonight's lineups

For the Orioles:
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Matt Wieters C
Miguel Tejada 3B
Ty Wigginton 2B
Luke Scott LF
Garrett Atkins DH
Rhyne Hughes 1B
Cesar Izturis SS

Brian Matusz LHP

For the Yankees:
Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames LF
Brett Gardner CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Ramiro Pena SS

A.J. Burnett RHP

Cano is the only left-handed batter to record an extra-base hit off Matusz in 25 at-bats this year (homer and double April 29 in Baltimore.)

Matusz has turned in three consecutive quality starts and leads AL rookies in strikeouts (29), is tied for the lead in starts (five), is second in innings pitched (needs four tonight to move into the lead) and is third in wins (two).

Orioles starters have made 11 quality starts in 26 games. Last year, they didn't make their 12th quality start until the 49th game of the year (May 29).

MLB announced today that the Orioles will have the third overall pick, after the Nationals and Pirates, in the amateur draft that begins June 7. I didn't know that was unofficial until today.


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