Orioles and Yankees lineups (with additional notes)

NEW YORK - Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn’t overhaul his lineup or do any tweaking for Game 4 of the American League Division Series.

Meanwhile, Derek Jeter will serve as the Yankees’ designated hitter tonight. Alex Rodriguez moves down to fifth in the order.

For the Orioles:
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

Joe Saunders LHP

For the Yankees:
Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF
Jayson Nix SS

Phil Hughes RHP

The Yankees announced that manager Joe Girardi’s father, Jerry, passed away Saturday at age 81. Girardi didn’t make the news public.

According to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy, Double-A Bowie outfielder Jai Miller elected to become a free agent. The Orioles acquired Miller from the Athletics on Jan. 3 for cash considerations.

Since 1954, the Orioles have the lowest postseason ERA in baseball at 2.69 over 747 1/3 innings. Their starters have a 1.82 ERA in four playoff games this year, the second-lowest total behind the Tigers’ 1.75.

Miguel Gonzalez held the Yankees to one run over seven innings last night. According to Elias, he’s the first rookie to allow one run or fewer over seven innings in a postseason game against the Yankees since Joe Black of the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers.

According to ESPN Stats, Gonzalez and Cliff Lee (Oct. 28, 2009) are the only pitchers since 1950 to strike out eight or more and not walk a batter in a playoff road game against the Yankees. Gonzalez’s eight strikeouts were the second-most by a rookie pitcher against the Yankees behind Don Newcombe’s 11 in Game 1 of the 1949 World Series.

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