2012 ALDS: Yankees Move on to ALCS by Beating Orioles 3-1 in Game 5
We are down to one game.
The series is tied at two games apiece, with no room for error.
Pitching for the Yankees will be CC Sabathia, who won Game 1 at Camden Yards for the Bombers.
For the Orioles, right-hander Jason Hammel will be looking to stop the Yankee lineup.
Who will take Game 5 and move on in the playoffs? Follow live in this live blog of the game and check back for score updates.
That will do it from the live blog here tonight.
The final score in Game 5 of the ALDS, the Yankees 3, the Orioles 1.
Playoff baseball continues in the Bronx starting tomorrow night.
Stay tuned, Yankees Universe.
And now, it's a re-match with the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS, the same team that ended their season one year ago in the ALDS.
Game 1 will begin at 7:30 starting tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium.
My guess is Andy Pettitte may be starting that game for the Yankees.
CC Sabathia throws an absolute gem and a complete game with nine strikeouts and allowing only one run.
He was worth every single penny of his contract tonight.
Matt Wieters is now up with two outs trying to keep it alive for the O's.
Wieters hits it right back to CC, who throws to first and the ball game is over!
Yankees win, THE YANKEES WIN!
End of game: Yankees 3, Orioles 1
Chris Davis is now up with one out.
Davis strikes out on a high fastball for the second out.
One more to go.
Sabathia is out for the ninth inning to try and finish the game.
Adam Jones leads off the ninth inning.
Jones hits it to Brett Gardner in left for the first out.
Matusz gets Robinson Cano to bounce into a double play to end the inning.
One pitch and two outs.
Time for the Yankees to try and finish off Baltimore in the 9th.
End of 8th inning: Yankees 3, Orioles 1
Ichiro Suzuki is now up again for the Yankees.
Ichiro draws a one-out walk.
Showalter will come out to pull Strop and will go with lefty Brian Matusz.
Pedro Strop will come in to pitch for the Orioles in the bottom of the eighth.
Derek Jeter leads off the inning for the Yankees.
Jeter hits a grounder to Reynolds, who throws it to Strop covering the base for the first out.
J.J. Hardy comes up to bat with two outs and the bases loaded.
Hardy hits it to Jeter at short who throws him out for the final out.
Gut check for Sabathia, who only allows the one run and hangs on to the lead.
He'll likely be done now, and what a game he has pitched.
Nate McLouth now comes up with bases loaded and one out.
Sabathia needs to reach back and find something to get out of this jam.
McLouth strikes out for the second out on a nice curve ball.
Robert Andino now up with two out and one on. David Robertson is throwing in the bullpen.
Andino hits a tapper to Sabathia, who looks at third, nobody is there, goes to second, but the runner is safe.
Bases are loaded now with only one out.
Lew Ford now up with two out and one on.
Ford hits it past Jeter to left for an RBI single, and Baltimore cuts into the lead at 3-1 now.
Mark Reynolds now up with two on and nobody out. Big spot for Baltimore here.
Reynolds strikes out in a big spot for the first out.
Manny Machado will now hit for the Orioles with one on and no outs.
Machado walks to set up first and second with nobody out.
Is CC running out of gas?
As the top of the eighth inning starts, another Team Stream app plug for Bleacher Report.
Matt Wieters will lead off the eighth inning against Sabathia and lines a single.
Eric Chavez will bat for the Yankees with two outs in the seventh.
Chavez waves at a strike three to end the inning.
The Yankees are slowly piling up their lead.
End of 7th inning: Yankees 3, Orioles 0
Russell Martin will now bat against Patton.
Martin grounds out to third for the second out of the game.
Curtis Granderson will now hit against Patton.
Granderson launches a ball into the second deck for a home run to make it 3-0.
Nick Swisher will lead off for the Yankees in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Troy Patton stays in the game to face Swisher.
Swisher looks at a called strike three. His awful ALDS continues.
Chris Davis hits the first pitch he sees weakly to center field and Granderson makes the final out.
Seven shutout innings for Sabathia, who continues to dominate on the mound.
Adam Jones is now up for Baltimore, and his average in the ALDS is now under .100.
Jones struggles continue, as he strikes out on three pitches.
Top of the seventh inning now and J.J. Hardy leads off against Sabathia.
Hardy hits it right to Cano at second for the first out.
Lefty reliever Troy Patton in now to face Raul Ibanez with two on and two out.
Ibanez strikes out on a ball in the dirt for the third out.
The Yankees add to their lead and knock Hammel out of the game.
End of 6th inning: Yankees 2, Orioles 0
Hammel will intentionally walk Mark Teixiera, setting up first and second with two outs.
Buck Showalter will take out Jason Hammel and will put in lefty Troy Patton to face Raul Ibanez.
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