2012 American League Division Series: Orioles vs. Yankees
Orioles' Season Ends In New York
The Orioles' first postseason ride in 15 years has come to an end. The O's lost Game 5 of the ALDS to the Yankees, 3-1, Friday in New York.
Orioles Sleeping Fast After Victory
Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Orioles will have to, as manager Buck Showalter likes to say, sleep fast after Thursday's 13-inning victory against the Yankees and then get ready for Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Friday.
Hardy Really Is A Championship Shortstop
Orioles manager Buck Showalter called J.J. Hardy a championship shortstop earlier this season, and Hardy's game-winning RBI evened the American League Division Series at 2, putting the O's in position to advance to the AL Championship.
Orioles Win In 13th; Force Game 5
The Orioles defeated the Yankees, 2-1, in 13 innings as Manny Machado scored the go-ahead run on a double by J.J. Hardy. Baltimore and New York will meet in Game 5 Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Orioles' Extra-Innings Streak Had To End At Some Point
The stakes couldn't be higher for Thursday's Game 4, and the Orioles have shown time and time again that this is when they thrive the most.
Orioles Or Yankees Should Advance To World Series
Jim Henneman thinks the winner of the American League Division Series between the Orioles and Yankees will advance to the World Series, based on how the teams would match up against the winner of the ALDS between Detroit and Oakland.
Game 3: Orioles Fall To Yankees, 3-2, In 12th
Raul Ibanez tied the game on a pinch-hit, solo home run in the ninth inning and then won it on another solo shot in the 12th. With the 3-2 win, the Yankees now have a 2-1 series lead over the Orioles in the ALDS.
Stan "The Fan" Charles: Why Teams Are Playing In October
During the first two games of the ALDS, Buck Showalter has allowed both of his starters to exceed 100 pitches. As the manager said after Game 2's win, "This time of year, pitchers on top of their game versus hitters on top of his game, the pitchers win. That's why teams are playing in October."
Gonzalez Has New York's Number
Miguel Gonzalez, the Orioles' starting pitcher for Game 3, is 2-0 at Yankee Stadium.
ALDS Game 3 Matchup: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Hiroki Kuroda
What started off as a best-of-five series has now become a best-of-three. PressBox takes a look at Game 3's starting pitchers -- Miguel Gonzalez and Hiroki Kuroda.
Orioles Aren't Scared Of New York
"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 alright."
Did TV Bigwigs Dictate Rain Delay Before Game 2?
Jim Henneman thinks the "rain delay" before American League Division Series Game No. 2 looked a little suspicious, like it was more for the benefit of TBS than it was for the players or the fans.
ALDS Games Generate Bucks And Pride Throughout Maryland
While city officials are still assessing the financial impact the two home ALDS games had on the area, Terry Hasseltine of the Maryland Office of Sports Marketing said he was confident the results would be significant.
Game 2: Orioles Win; Tie ALDS At 1-1
Wei-Yin Chen allowed just one earned run in 6.1 innings as the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 3-2, to tie the American League Division Series at 1-1.
ALDS Game 2 Matchup: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Andy Pettitte
How much does experience matter in the playoffs? Game 2 of the American League Division Series between New York and Baltimore is a perfect test case -- with the Yankees sending Andy Pettitte to the mound and the Orioles countering with Wei-Yin Chen.
Jim Johnson Ready To Get Another Chance In Playoffs
"It's unfortunate to lose this first game, especially at home," Jim Johnson said after taking the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS. "We've battled all year. Why would we make it easy now? We're going to come back and play hard."
Showalter Not A Fan Of 'BUCKle Up'
Don't count the Orioles' skipper amongst those who love the Orioles' marketing slogan, "BUCKleUp."
Playoff Baseball Produces A Symphony Of Opinion
Rodney Dangerfield may have said, "I get no respect." But after Game 1 of the ALDS, Stan "The Fan" Charles says, "It's tough being a fan."
Game 1: Orioles Fall To Yankees In Ninth
The Orioles and Yankees went into the ninth inning tied at 2-2, but the Yankees scored five runs in the inning to win the game, 7-2, and take a 1-0 lead in the American League Division Series.
Keys To An Orioles Victory Against The Yankees
Stan "The Fan" Charles shares his three keys to an Orioles victory against the Yankees ... and his prediction for the series.
• Orioles Announce Roster For ALDS Against Yankees
The Orioles Against CC Sabathia
CC Sabathia is a former Cy Young Award winner and the MVP of the 2009 American League Championship Series. He's won at least 15 games during each of the past six seasons. But, there are a few things you may not know about Sabathia and how the Orioles match up against the Yankees' AL Division Series Game 1 starter.
Jason Hammel Starting Game 1 For Orioles
Jason Hammel will start for the Orioles in Baltimore Sunday during the first game of their American League Division Series against the Yankees.
• Chen Likely To Start Game 2
Jeffrey Maier Game Still Looms Over Baseball
As a player on the 1996 Yankees team that beat the Orioles for the American League Championship, current Yankees manager Joe Girardi was in the dugout when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reached over the right-field fence and deflected a ball that Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco was trying to snag. Girardi talked about the impact of that play during Saturday's media availability.
Orioles vs. Yankees: By The Numbers
The Orioles will face the Yankees in the American League Division Series. So, how did the two teams stack up during the regular season? PressBox breaks it down to 14 key statistical categories.
Stan "The Fan" Charles: Orioles' Run Started In Sarasota
As the Orioles defeated the Rangers in the wild-card game, Stan "The Fan" Charles thought back to spring in Sarasota. And without that shiny new symbol to start the season, he believes this organization might still be floundering.
Jim Henneman: Orioles Get To Celebrate, And So Will Fans
The Orioles may have missed out on their first chance for a celebration, but they got a mulligan and took advantage, ensuring not one, but two playoff games would be played in Baltimore for the first time since 1997.
Duquette's Road To The Playoffs Is Remarkable
With all of the success this season for the Orioles, it's hard to remember that Dan Duquette, the team's executive vice president of baseball operation, was out of professional baseball this time last year. In fact, he had been out for nearly a decade.
Orioles vs. Yankees: 2012 Rewind
The Orioles and Yankees split the 2012 season series, with each team winning nine games. PressBox takes a look back at how the matchups played out during the regular season.
Orioles Top Rangers, Advance To ALDS
The Orioles defeated the Rangers, 5-1 in the American League wild-card game in Texas. Baltimore will now face the Yankees in the ALDS.
2012 American League Division Series Schedule
||Sun., Oct. 7
||NYY @ BAL
||6:07 p.m. (ET)
||Mon., Oct. 8
||NYY @ BAL
||8:07 p.m. (ET)
||Wed., Oct. 10
||BAL @ NYY
||Thurs., Oct. 11
||BAL @ NYY
||Fri., Oct. 12
||BAL @ NYY
* If necessary