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Preview: Orioles (57-46) at Yankees (54-49)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Yankee Stadium
Date: September 01, 2013 1:05 PM EDT
  

New York Yankees starter Andy Pettitte says his pitches are finally cooperating during his three-start winning streak.

That's usually the case when he faces the Baltimore Orioles.

The veteran has won eight straight regular-season decisions against the Orioles and hasn't lost to them in the Bronx in over 14 years as he tries to help the Yankees complete a three-game sweep Sunday.

Pettitte (10-9, 4.05 ERA) has owned one of the highest opponent batting averages throughout this season, with a current mark of .288. He's limited hitters to a .221 average during this streak in which he has yielded four runs - one earned - over 19 2-3 innings after he was on course to finish with a losing record for the first time in his 18-year career.

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"The biggest thing, like I said for several months, the pitches weren't doing what they're supposed to do," Pettitte said. "They're cooperating right now. Hopefully they'll cooperate the rest of the season."

Pettitte is 8-0 with a 2.99 ERA in his last 11 starts against the Orioles (71-63), not including a loss in Game 2 of last year's division series. He's 9-0 with a 2.44 ERA in his last 11 home starts against them since July 5, 1999.

The left-hander's 28 regular-season wins over the Orioles rank him second since the franchise moved to Baltimore in 1954. Fellow southpaw and former Yankees great Whitey Ford is first with 30.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter may want to bench J.J. Hardy, who is hitless in 13 at_bats and 2 for 23 overall including postseason against Pettitte.

Showalter will give Mike Morse his Orioles debut Sunday - the day rosters expand - after the slugger was acquired Friday from Seattle.

"We've got a lot of moving parts right now and hopefully Mike Morse will get a good night's sleep and be ready to start his career as an Oriole we hope," Showalter said.

New York (72-63) moved one-half game in front of Baltimore in the playoff race by winning 8-5 on Friday and 2-0 on Saturday.

Orioles nemesis Robinson Cano is 4 for 7 with four RBIs and three runs scored in the series, returning in strong fashion after missing a game when he was hit by a pitch Tuesday in Toronto. Cano is hitting .365 with three homers and 10 RBIs in a season series even at seven wins apiece.

It's unclear if Alex Rodriguez will be in New York's lineup after he was scratched Saturday because of flulike symptoms. Former Orioles slugger Mark Reynolds moved from first to third base and Lyle Overbay played first.

The Yankees are 25-18 against left-handed starters as they face the first of four straight in Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.76), who is hoping to bounce back in September after going 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA in five August outings.

Chen defeated Pettitte in that division series matchup last year by yielding two runs over 6 1-3 innings in a 3-2 home victory. He's 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA in five career regular-season outings against the Yankees, going 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA in two on the road.

Cano is 4 for 16 overall against Chen, Derek Jeter is 5 for 16 and Curtis Granderson is 2 for 11.

Major league home run leader Chris Davis is 5 for 14 with a homer overall against Pettitte, but 5 for 27 with one homer and 13 strikeouts in the Bronx this year.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Orioles at Yankees
Fri, Aug 30 Final 5 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Orioles at Yankees
Sat, Aug 31 Final 0 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Orioles at Yankees
Sun, Sep 1 Final 7 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BAL  +115   -185   8.5 
 NYY  -125   +165   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BAL  +115   -180   8.5 
 NYY  -125   +160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BAL  36%   35%   85% 
 NYY  64%   65%   15% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 31, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BAL 0 Under: 2 
 NYY 2 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BAL 5 Over: 13 
 NYY 8 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BAL 2 Cover: +115 
 NYY 1 Under: 3 
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 Jul 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BAL 4 Push: 9 
 NYY 5 Cover: +100 
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 Jul 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BAL 2 Under: 5 
 NYY 3 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYY 2 Under: 6 
 BAL 4 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYY 3 Over: 14 
 BAL 11 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYY 3 Under: 7 
 BAL 4 Cover: +100 
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 May 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYY 3 Push: 9 
 BAL 6 Cover: +105 
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 May 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYY 2 Under: 5 
 BAL 3 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Sunday, Sep 1
 
    Indians at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Royals at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Angels at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Twins at Rangers
3:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Braves
5:00 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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