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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka will not start against the Orioles on Saturday. Instead, it will be Luis Severino. Tanaka missed his previous start because a slightly strained forearm. If the Yankees were in contention, Tanaka would go.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek plans to use Kristaps Porzingis in pick-and-pop situations this season. "We want him to mix it up. Sometimes he's going to roll, sometimes he's going to pop," the coach said, adding that he wants screeners like Porzingis & Carmelo to make sure they clear space for their shot.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Beautiful night for baseball at first pitch in the Bronx. Seats understandably empty.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets worked out free-agent DE Chris McCain (Dolphins, Saints, Cowboys) today.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles did not commit to new TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, re-signed WR Jeremy Ross being active this Sunday. Said decision would be made over weekend.

Lineup: Yankees (83-76) vs. Orioles (87-72)

  • 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 2. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Brian McCann, DH (L)
  • 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • 8. Mason Williams, LF (L)
  • 9. Ronald Torreyes, 2B (R)
  • SP: Michael Pineda, RHP

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets official injury report: WR Eric Decker (shoulder), WR Jalin Marshall (shoulder), QB Bryce Petty (shoulder) out this week. OT Ryan Clady (shoulder), LB Bruce Carter (ankle) questionable. But coach Todd Bowles said Clady will play against Seahawks.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets-Seahawks injury report: Now that we know WR Eric Decker (rotator cuff) is out indefinitely, there are no major questions for the Jets. LT Ryan Clady will play, per Todd Bowles.

ESPN Stats & Info

Jets looking to pull off upset

The Seahawks may be the conventional pick to win this matchup but with a hobbled Russell Wilson nothing is for sure. ESPN's FPI likes the Jets to win this one.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

You always hear about the Yankees doing things first-class. Here's an example: In the visitors' clubhouse, there are four black leather couches, and the middle back pillow on each one has an authentic, embroidered Orioles logo on it. Turns out each middle pillow has a zip-out swatch that allows them to swap out the logos depending on which team is in town. Because of that (and because it's a really swanky room), you'd never know it was the visitors' clubhouse.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's currently misty (and tarpy) at Yankee Stadium. Accuweather forecast for Orioles/Yanks calls for a 65% chance of showers at game time, with the threat lingering throughout the evening. The O's have won five of their last six and are now tied with Toronto for the top wild card spot.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores again will attempt to swing a bat today. It's been 20 days since Flores injured his right wrist in a plate collision in Atlanta.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have yet to decide if Masahiro Tanaka will start on Saturday against the Orioles, manager Joe Girardi said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he thought Reds manager Bryan Price got out there in time to challenge -- even if it was 15 seconds instead of 10 seconds or whatever is stipulated -- on the game-ending play in St. Louis on Thursday. He said he came away from that debacle believing his outfielders definitely need to know the ground rules for visiting ballparks "so we don't have to get ourselves in those situations."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he kept Bartolo Colon on Saturday on standard rest to avoid getting "too cute." Collins said he cannot answer whether Colon would be available for the wild-card game if Noah Syndergaard has to pitch a full game Sunday.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Joakim Noah on a lesson learned from Kevin Garnett, who greeted him with a curse word when Noah told Garnett he was his favorite player. "I'll never tell anybody that they're my favorite player in the league ever again," he said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah told Kevin Garnett he was his favorite player the first time they played. Garnett greeted him with a phrase unfit for print. "For my whole career he's kind of been motivation to get in the gym in the summer," Noah said. "Playing against the Celtics, those were always games you circled on the calendar."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles is confident that Ryan Fitzpatrick will rebound. "Yeah," he said, "you can't play any worse." To be fair, Bowles also said he couldn't coach any worse.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Friday's 7:05 p.m. ET series opener against the Phillies. The magic number is 2. Reyes 3B, Cabrera SS, Cespedes LF, Granderson CF, Bruce RF, TJ Rivera 2B, Duda 1B, R Rivera C, Gsellman RHP

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