The Yankees will make their second of three trips to Camden Yards this week. Both teams were able to salvage their three-game series’s over the weekend with wins.

The Yankees are 8-1 against the O’s this season, with their only loss coming at Camden Yards in May. Anything less than a sweep will be a disappointment.

Phil Hughes and Kevin Millwood will kick off the series tonight..


Here’s the tale of the tape on the season thus far…

OBP .363 (1ST) .306 (14TH) YANKEES
ERA 3.82 (3RD) 4.83 (14TH) YANKEES
BAA .244 (2ND) .283 (14TH) YANKEES
FIELDING .989 (2ND) .984 (7TH) YANKEES

It goes without saying that the Yankees are a better team than the Orioles. Here are the pitching match-ups…

Tuesday, 7:05 PM, MY9: Phil Hughes (7-1, 2.54) vs. Kevin Millwood (0-6, 4.29 ERA)

Last Start:
Hughes: Win, seven innings, one earned run, seven strikeouts (vs. Orioles)
Millwood: Loss, 5 2/3 innings, six earned runs, five strikeouts (at Yankees)

Career Stats:
Hughes: 3-2, 5.12 ERA (seven starts)
Millwood: 2-5, 5.12 ERA (twelve starts)

**Kevin Millwood is still winless on the season!

Wednesday, 7:05 PM, YES: CC Sabathia (5-3, 4.14 ERA) vs. Chris Tillman (0-1, 7.71 ERA)

Last Start:
Sabathia: Win, seven innings, three earned runs, seven strikeouts (vs. Baltimore)
Tillman: This will be his first start of 2010.

Career Stats:
Sabathia: 12-1, 2.60 ERA (17 starts); 6-1, 2.91 ERA at Camden Yards
Tillman: 1-0, 7.20 ERA (one start)

**Tillman has made only two appearances this season. Tillman gave up four earned runs in only 1 1/3 innings to Boston on Friday.

Thursday, 7:05 PM, YES: AJ Burnett (6-3, 3.72 ERA) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (3-6, 3.71 ERA)

Last Start:
Burnett: Loss, six innings, six earned runs, two strikeouts (at Toronto)
2010 Vs. BALT: Two Wins, 15 innings, no earned runs, 12 strikeouts

Guthrie: Loss, 7 1/3 innings, two earned runs, four strikeouts (vs. Boston)

Career Stats:
Burnett: 11-2, 4.41 ERA (15 starts); 5-0, 3.89 ERA at Camden Yards
Guthrie: 3-8, 5.20 ERA (13 starts)

**Guthrie vs. NYY in 2010: 0-2, 7.71 ERA

Enjoy the Series!