The pressure is on, Baltimore Orioles.
With the New York Yankees taking Game 1 of the five-game ALDS on Sunday, the O's desperately need a win on Monday night unless they want to go back to New York for three straight elimination games.
To get that much-needed win, Buck Showalter will turn to Wei-Yin Chen, who had a solid overall season but is 0-3 with a 5.28 ERA over the last month. In four starts against the Yankees, Chen went 1-2 with a 5.25 ERA.
Taking the rubber for the Yankees will be veteran Andy Pettitte. The 40-year-old lefty has been one of New York's must trusted starters this year, going 5-4 in 12 starts with a 2.87 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
But while he's been nearly unhittable over the past month (1.62 ERA), Pettitte has been considerably worse on the road (4.26 ERA) than at home (1.85 ERA) in 2012.
This should be an intriguing battle between two very different pitchers.
Check out Ernie Johnson, Cal Ripken Jr. and John Smoltz as they further break down Game 2, which airs at 8:07 p.m. ET on TBS.