Orioles @ Yankees, New York’s home opener


Greetings from the Bronx, where the Orioles will take on the Yankees in their home opener. The O’s are fresh off yesterday’s 3-1 win in Detroit.

*Shortstop J.J. Hardy is not in the lineup as he continues to deal with lingering back spasms.

Hardy said this morning it’s particularly frustrating because this is probably the healthiest Spring Training he’s ever had. He is better today than yesterday and could be used in some capacity, manager Buck Showalter said.

*Johan Santana will throw a two-inning sim game at the team’s spring facility today. As I wrote yesterday, Dylan Bundy is still on for a 30-pitch side and Francisco Peguero will start a hitting progression.

Here are your lineups…

David Lough LF
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
Nelson Cruz DH
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Ryan Flaherty SS
Jonathan Schoop 3B

Ubaldo Jimenez RHP

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Alfonso Soriano DH
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 1B
Yangervis Solarte 3B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

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