Orioles Aren't Scared Of New York
Sometimes a best-of-five series really can determine which team is better. The Orioles and Yankees have won 10 games apiece against one another this season. Heading into the third game of the American League Division Series, it remains to be seen what will separate one team from the other as the series now moves to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
"Whoever plays the best," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I mean, that's the bottom line, whoever pitches the best and scores in their opportunities is really what's going to make the difference."
One thing is clear: the Orioles are not afraid of the spotlight in New York, where the Birds have won six of nine games this season.That is all the more impressive because the Yankees won 51 games at home this season, the most in the majors.
"The biggest thing for us is we feel comfortable playing in New York," right fielder Chris Davis said. "Obviously, it's going to be a little different atmosphere for playoff baseball. As long we continue to do what we've done all year and really just focus on our goals and expectations, I think we'll be all right."
Posted Oct. 9, 2012