It’s time for some revenge. The O’s took two of three at Yankee Stadium last weekend. If not a for a Nick Swisher walk-off homer in the final game of the set, the Yankees would have been swept. The O’s have been playing great baseball under Buck Showalter, so it won’t be easy. Winning the AL East isn’t the priority at this point of the year, but getting healthy and play good baseball is. Good friend CC Sabathia will have his third shot at twenty wins on Saturday. Sunday’s game will be closely watched as Andy Pettitte will make his return to the Yankee rotation.

Keys to the Series:

At this point in the season, there really aren’t any pressing stats or things that the Yankees need to do. They need solid starts for their pitchers and timely hitting from 1-9. If the Yankees can accomplish these two things, they’ll have a great weekend in Baltimore.

Friday, 7:05 PM, YES: Kevin Millwood (3-15, 5.30 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett (10-13, 5.13 ERA)

Last Start:
Millwood: ND, six innings, two runs, three strikeouts (at DET)
Burnett: ND, four innings, two runs, six strikeouts (at TEX)

**Millwood is 0-2 with a 7.35 ERA against the Yanks in three starts.
**Burnett is 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA against Baltimore this year.

Saturday, 7:05 PM, YES: CC Sabathia (19-6, 3.03 ERA) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (10-13, 3.74 ERA)

Last Start:
Sabathia: ND, eight innings, no runs, nine strikeouts (at TB)
Guthrie: Win, seven innings, no runs, four strikeouts (at DET)

**Sabathia is 4-1 with a 3.50 ERA against the O’s this year. This will be Sabathia’s third shot at twenty wins, his second shot against Baltimore.
**Guthrie is 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA against the Yanks this year.

Sunday, 1:35 PM, YES: Andy Pettitte (11-2, 2.88 ERA) vs. Chris Tillman (1-4, 6.32 ERA)

Last Start:
Pettitte: Hasn’t started a game since July 18th
Tillman: ND, 6 2/3 innings, one run, four strikeouts

**Pettitte is 1-0 with a 2.18 ERA against the O’s this year.
**Tillman is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA against the Yankees this year.

Enjoy the series!