Series: Game 3 of 2

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/29)

Game 1: Monday, June 27
NY Yankees6Final
in 10
Game 2: Tuesday, June 28
NY Yankees4Final
in 10
Game 3: Wednesday, June 29
NY YankeesPostponed

7:05 PM ET, June 29, 2005

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

Starting Pitchers

New York: Mussina (13-8, 4.41 ERA)

Baltimore: Penn (3-2, 6.34 ERA)

Mussina faces former team as Yankees meet Orioles

Ny Yankees (39-38) at Baltimore (43-34), 7:05 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) - Mike Mussina looks to pick up a win against his former team when the New York Yankees meet the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.

Mussina (8-5, 3.95 ERA), who posted 164 wins with the Orioles from 1991-2000, is 8-4 with a 4.00 ERA in 16 career starts against Baltimore. The righthander has allowed just nine earned runs over his last four starts.

The Yankees, who have dropped six of their last nine, will need a strong performance from Mussina. New York is 13-32 this year when its opponent scores at least four runs.

After rallying for a 6-4 victory in Monday's series opener, the Yankees dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker Tuesday. Miguel Tejada lined a game-tying single in the eighth inning and Brian Roberts blasted a game-winning homer to lead off the 10th as the Orioles snapped a season-high six-game losing streak.

Baltimore, which dropped 14 of 19 contests to New York last season, improved to 6-2 this year against the defending American League East champions. The Orioles have outscored the Yankees, 56-36, over that span.

Rookie Hayden Penn (2-1, 6.07) makes his seventh start for the Orioles. The 20-year-old righthander hopes to rebound from his worst start of the season. He yielded seven runs and eight hits - both season highs - in just two innings against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

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Gameday Matchup

 New YorkBaltimore
Current StreakL1W3
Last 106-44-6

Pitching Matchup

New YorkBaltimore
M. Mussina
0-0, 0.00 ERA

H. Penn
0-0, 0.00 ERA

Gameday Lineups

NO.New YorkBaltimore
1. D. Jeter, SS B. Roberts, 2B
2. R. Cano, 2B L. Bigbie, LF
3. G. Sheffield, RF M. Tejada, SS
4. A. Rodriguez, 3B R. Palmeiro, 1B
5. H. Matsui, LF J. Gibbons, DH
6. J. Posada, C S. Sosa, RF
7. J. Giambi, DH L. Matos, CF
8. B. Williams, CF C. Gomez, 3B
9. T. Martinez, 1B S. Fasano, C