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2012 ALDS: 6 Yankees Who Must Come to Play in Game 5 vs. Orioles
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On Thursday night, the Baltimore Orioles were able to stare elimination in the face and overcome it on the road.

They were able to knock off the New York Yankees 2-1 in 13 innings to tie the American League Division Series at two games apiece, setting up a decisive Game 5 for Friday afternoon.

CC Sabathia will take the ball for the Yankees and Jason Hammel will be pitching for the Orioles.

It's fitting that after 22 games, with each team tied at 11 apiece during the regular season and in the playoffs, it will all come down to one game to determine who moves on to the American League Championship Series.

We've seen a lot of great pitching from the Yankees in this series, especially from the starting rotation of Sabathia, Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes.

The offense, on the other hand, has been a different story.

Many of the Yankee hitters have been slumps and need to turn their fortunes around starting in Game 5 on Friday.

Which particular Yankees need to start playing better and producing in Friday's game?

Click through to find out.

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