Now I’m a little worried.
Russell Martin’s three-run homer off Brad Bergesen in the sixth inning has given the Yankees a 6-0 lead.
Jason Berken was warming in the Orioles’ bullpen as Martin came to the plate.
Meanwhile, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia is dominating the Orioles again. He’s allowed only one hit, a Derrek Lee single in the fourth. That’s the only baserunner of the night.
Sabathia is throwing everything for strikes. He struck out Mark Reynolds looking at a changeup and Matt Wieters swinging through a 94 mph fastball to end the fifth.
His pitch count stood at 51 heading to the bottom of the sixth.
Instant update: Robert Andino singled up the middle in the sixth. He reached first base, and Mark Teixeira patted him on the hip.
Of the 18 outs recorded by Sabathia, only one ball has left the infield.
Update II: Adam Jones’ three-run homer off Sabathia in the seventh quieted the Yankees’ crowd for a few minutes, but Jorge Posada and Martin went back-to-back off Berken in the eighth. Yankees 9, Orioles 3.
Clay Rapada has replaced Berken.
Posada has nine hits this season. Six are home runs.