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Wednesday, August 13 (All times Eastern)

New York Yankees (61-57) at Baltimore Orioles (68-50), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Michael Pineda (2-2, 1.83) Baltimore - Chris Tillman (9-5, 3.73)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees will conclude a rain-shortened series at Camden Yards Wednesday night.

Tuesday's middle test of this originally-scheduled three-game set was postponed due to rain and will be made up on Friday, Sept. 12, as a day-night doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda gets the start this evening and last pitched April 23 in a 5-1 loss at Boston. He lasted only 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits, and was ejected for a foreign substance on his neck.

With two out and Grady Sizemore batting in the bottom of the second, home plate umpire Gerry Davis was requested by Red Sox manager John Farrell to check Pineda for illegal materials on his body.

Davis touched a brownish substance that appeared to be pine tar on the right side of the pitcher's neck and immediately tossed him from the game.

Pineda also was embroiled in controversy when he faced the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium earlier this month, as television cameras showed the hurler with a brown substance on his right palm. No protests were made by Farrell during that game, in which Pineda held Boston to one run over six innings in a 4-1 Yankees win.

The big hurler also dealt with a strained muscle behind his pitching shoulder suffered while serving his 10-game suspension. Pineda is 2-2 with a 1.83 earned run average in four starts and has no record and a 2.77 ERA in two career starts against Baltimore. He has lost both of his road starts.

The Yankees have dropped three in a row since winning six of seven games and opened their road trip on a sour note Monday night.

Derek Jeter drove in a run, while Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley all scored in the 11-3 defeat for New York, which is 2 1/2 games out of a wild card spot and 21-24 in division play.

"I really don't think it makes a difference who you're playing," Jeter said. "We've got to find ways to win games. It's not like you can exhale when you're playing a team that's not in front of us."

The Yankees have scored a total of four runs during their current slide and are 14-10 since the All-Star break. They will also visit Tampa Bay for three games on this road trip.

Baltimore aims for its eighth straight series win Wednesday.

The last time the AL East-leading Orioles lost a series was from July 18-20 against the Oakland Athletics out west. They put themselves in position to keep the streak alive with Monday's rout of the Yankees, as Baltimore erased a 3-1 deficit to roll to its 11th win in the last 15 games.

Chris Davis, Nelson Cruz and Jonathan Schoop all homered and combined for eight RBI, while Adam Jones recorded three hits, including two doubles, and a pair of runs batted in. Schoop is 10-for-26 (.385) with three home runs and 10 RBI against the Yankees this season.

"Those are pretty good numbers," Schoop said. "They're a division opponent, so maybe I'm just more excited."

Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and the Orioles are now 25-11 since July 1 and 14-5 at Camden Yards since June 30. Baltimore, which is 29-19 against the AL East, sits 6 1/2 games ahead of Toronto and seven games in font of New York in the division.

The Orioles scored 10 or more runs for the third time in the last four games and have posted 10 or more hits in four straight. They are 34-10 when hitting more than one home run and lead the majors with 150 blasts.

Chris Tillman draws the start for the Orioles Wednesday and is 9-5 with a 3.73 ERA in 25 starts. Tillman has won back-to-back starts and gave up two runs across 6 2/3 innings of a 12-2 beating versus St. Louis on Friday. He threw seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Seattle on Aug. 3.

Tillman, a right-hander, is 5-5 in 12 career starts against the Yankees and 3-5 in 12 starts at home this season. The Orioles are winless in Tillman's last three trips to the hill.

The Yankees are 3-7 against Baltimore this season and will face them seven more times after this set.

08/13 10:52:44 ET

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Local
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
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Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
8th
HOU 4
BAL 5
 
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
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DUR