Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday to continue his bid to win the No. 5 starter's job two years after undergoing serious shoulder surgery.
If you believe CC Sabathia is the key in Game 5, you haven't paid attention.
The Yankees needed A.J. to get them into Thursday; he didn't let them down.
Yankees rookie Ivan Nova was impressive in his first big-league start.