Baltimore will send veteran Adam Eaton to the mound in the finale and will have to hope that the right-hander can curb some of his wild tendencies. The Orioles are 3-4 when Eaton starts. New York will counter with Joba Chamberlain, who pulled out a 5-3 win over Baltimore earlier in the month.
Chamberlain, in fact, inspired some questions Wednesday. Many reporters were curious as to whether Aubrey Huff -- who hit a home run and made a demonstrative fist-pump at home plate in Chamberlain's last start against Baltimore -- would inspire some retribution. In Huff's mind, though, the issue is closed.
Trembley, for his part, said that he just wants to see his team play a clean game in the finale. The Orioles have made key errors that led to runs in each of the past two nights, a practice Trembley wants to nip in the bud.
"The way the Yankees are playing right now, like any good team, if you give them extra opportunities, they're going to take advantage," Trembley said. "I said that earlier before the series started. You give them a little bit of a crack, they see the opening and they jump on it. The walks, you make an error, you give them a four-out inning. They've got too good a lineup. I really don't think it matters who's pitching. They're going to capitalize on it."
BAL: RHP Adam Eaton (2-4, 7.93 ERA)
Eaton will be trying to recover from a rough outing in Kansas City. He allowed 10 hits and seven earned runs over five innings, and the Royals rocked Eaton with homers by Mike Jacobs and Miguel Olivo. In six of Eaton's seven starts, he has allowed at least four earned runs. Eaton has completed six innings just twice this season.
NYY: RHP Joba Chamberlain (2-1, 3.76 ERA)
If Saturday's start against the Twins is any indication, Chamberlain may be on the way toward solving his first-inning woes. He retired the first three Minnesota hitters in order on just 14 pitches and began the game with his fastball touching the mid-90s. Chamberlain ultimately allowed two runs in six innings and picked up a no-decision.
Baltimore is 15-11 when it scores four runs or more, 5-13 when its opponent scores first and 0-22 when it trails after seven innings. ... The Orioles have been outscored, 79-42, after the sixth inning this season, a statistic that includes Wednesday's back-breaking rally. ... Nick Markakis struck out three times Wednesday, marking the 10th time in his career he's done that. ... Nolan Reimold hit his first career home run on Wednesday night. ... The Orioles beat the Yankees in their first two games this season but have turned around and lost five of the past six.
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Friday: Orioles (Rich Hill, 1-0, 3.18) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann, 2-1, 6.35), 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday: Orioles (Koji Uehara, 2-3, 4.34) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler, 0-0, 3.60), 7:05 p.m. ET
Sunday: Orioles (Brad Bergesen, 1-2, 5.35) at Nationals (Shairon Martis, 5-0, 4.53), 1:35 p.m. ET