BALTIMORE -- Before we were so rudely interrupted by a rainstorm of Biblical proportions, the Yankees had gotten clobbered Monday night by the Orioles, the team they are chasing in the AL East, and badly needed to win the remaining two games of this series. Now, with Tuesday's rainout, they only have a chance to win one of those games this week; the postponed game will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader here Sept. 12.
Tonight's game features the return of Michael Pineda after a 96-game absence caused by a 10-game suspension for using pine tar on the ball at Fenway Park on April 23, his previous start, and a subsequent back muscle injury than landed him on the DL on May 6.
Here's the lineup that will back Pineda tonight against the O's and RHP Chris Tillman:
Derek Jeter SS
Stephen Drew 2B
Martin Prado RF