Baltimore Orioles (77-66) vs. New York Yankees (76-68) 7:05 p.m. Oriole Park
Miguel Gonzalez (9-7, 3.98) vs. Ivan Nova (8-4, 3.02)
Keys to the game:
Nova threw his only two major league complete games in his last two starts against the Orioles. They’ll need to find a way to solve him.
After six winless starts, Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings in beating the White Sox on Thursday. The Orioles would like another one.
News and Notes:
The Orioles begin play tied with Cleveland 1 ½ games behind Tampa Bay for the final Wild Card spot.
With a win in one of the final three games of the series, the Orioles will take the season series from the Yankees for the first time since 1997. They lead 9-7.
Robinson Cano is 2-for-18 against Gonzalez. Curtis Granderson is only 1-for-14 with six strikeouts.
Matt Wieters is 11-for-26 with four home runs against Nova. Adam Jones is 7-for-32 with eight strikeouts.