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CWS@BAL: Feldman silences Sox in shutout start

Don't count the Yankees out of the playoff picture just yet.

On Tuesday, the Yankees rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to overcome an early deficit and defeat the Orioles, 7-5, in the second game of the four-game set, keeping their postseason hopes alive.

The series is split after two games, but more importantly, the American League Wild Card race continues to heat up. The Rangers lead the Wild Card pack, and they are followed by the Rays, but the O's and Indians are tied at 1 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay, with the Yankees just one-half game back of those two clubs, two games behind the Rays.

Wednesday's game will come on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Major League Baseball and its clubs will commemorate the anniversary with on-field tributes at all Major League games. This remembrance is part of baseball's ongoing and league-wide effort to honor those whose lives were lost and affected on that tragic day.

Home clubs will mark the anniversary with pregame ceremonies, including a moment of silence, and the "We Shall Not Forget" MLB silhouetted batter ribbon will be displayed throughout ballparks. In addition, special lineup cards and base jewels will be used for every game played. All on-field personnel, including players, coaches and umpires, will wear an American flag patch embroidered on the side of their caps.

The O's send Scott Feldman to the hill Wednesday, and he's coming off one of his best pitching performances of the season. The Yankees will counter with Andy Pettitte.

How good was Feldman his last time out?

He went the distance in Friday's 4-0 win over the White Sox, allowing just five hits and dominating Chicago. The veteran's outing marked Baltimore's first complete game this season.

"The first time through, they were kind of taking the first pitch a little bit, then after that, they got a little more aggressive," Feldman said. "So I was able to try not to live in the middle of the plate, kind of to hit the corners and hope they'd swing and get some early outs that way. If I go nine or seven -- whatever it is -- as long as we win, it's a good game."

As for Pettitte, the veteran pitched well against the Red Sox in his last outing, but the bullpen struggled behind him, giving up three runs on five hits over six innings. Expect another strong outing from the veteran left-hander. He has now notched five straight quality starts.

"I felt good. I hate it," Pettitte said. "I wish I'd gone a little bit deeper in the game, but all my pitches were working. It was a game where you feel maybe like you could've got a little bit deeper."

Yankees: Jeter day to day for rest of season
Derek Jeter continues to receive treatment on a sore left ankle, and the Yankees have given no timetable for his return to the lineup. The Yankees said the club's captain should be considered day to day for the rest of the season. He had a CT scan after he was removed from Saturday's 13-9 loss to the Red Sox.

• David Robertson threw 11 pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday without any issues with his pitching shoulder and could return to action soon. He has not pitched since Sept. 5.

Orioles: Machado doubling up at rare rate
Manny Machado's 49 doubles are the second most in MLB history by a player in his age-20 or younger season, behind Alex Rodriguez's 54 doubles in 1996.

• With his next double, Chris Davis will become the first player in Orioles history to hit 40 doubles and 40 homers in the same season. Davis' next homer will tie Brady Anderson's club mark of 50, set in 1996.

• The Orioles have made 42 errors in 144 games. The fewest errors by a team in a 162-game season is 65 by the 2003 Mariners.

Worth noting
• Davis has 27 home runs at Oriole Park this year, tying Frank Robinson's club record of 27 homers at home, accomplished in 1966 at Memorial Stadium.

• Yankees catcher Chris Stewart returned to the Yankees' lineup Tuesday after missing Monday's game with a bruised left foot. He went 1-for-2.

• The Orioles lead the season series, 9-8. Comments