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MLB Preview: Baltimore Orioles (31-16) at New York Yankees (29-20)

BALTIMORE ORIOLES NOTES:

HOW SWEEP IT IS: The Orioles completed the three-game sweep of the Blue Jays with an 8-3 win in 11 innings on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre…Marked their third sweep of the season, along with April 21-23 vs. Detroit (3 G) and April 18-19 at Washington (2 G)…Was their first sweep of an AL East opponent since taking two games against the Blue Jays at Oriole Park from August 8-9, 2022, and first three-game sweep against the division since sweeping the Red Sox at Fenway Park from April 2-4, 2021…Also marked their first sweep of at least three games against Toronto since August 27-29, 2018 at Oriole Park, and first road sweep of the Jays since sweeping a three-game set at Rogers Centre from April 22-24, 2005.

The Birds plated five runs in the top of the 11th to take the lead; according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marked the first time the O’s scored at least five runs in a single inning in extra innings since they plated six in the top of the 11th on July 7, 2014 at Washington.

The Orioles collected their 18th comeback victory of the season, the most in the majors (see box at right).

I GOT FIVE ON IT: Cedric Mullins went 5-for-6 with two doubles, a run scored, three RBI, and a stolen base in the win, his third career five-hit game and first since June 5, 2021 vs. Cleveland.

Became the third O’s batter with a five-hit game this season, along with Adley Rutschman on Opening Day in Boston and Austin Hays on April 1 at Boston; Baltimore’s three five-hit games are tied with Toronto (Bichette [2x], Springer) for the most in the majors and the Orioles are the only team this year with three individual players who have collected a five-hit game.

The team record (since 1954) for most five-hit games in a season is four, done three times: 1966 (Luis Aparicio [3x], Russ Snyder), 1974 (Tommy Davis [2x], Mark Belanger, Rich Coggins), and 2019 (Hanser Alberto, Trey Mancini, Renato Núñez, Anthony Santander).

Two of Mullins’ five hits came in extra innings; according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first O’s player with multiple hits in extra innings since Chris Davis and Stevie Wilkerson each had two knocks in extras on September 23, 2019 at Toronto (15 innings).

WHAT’S TRENDING: The O’s have won 22 of their last 31 games, 25 of 35, and 27 of 38… The 31-16 overall record ranks second in MLB to start the season (see box at right)… The Rays (35-14) and Dodgers (30-19) are the only other teams with 30 wins this season.

The Orioles are 93-65 since June 1, 2022, a 95-win pace; the .589 winning percentage during that time is the second-best in the AL and fourth-best in MLB, trailing the Braves (.673, 107-52), Dodgers (.667, 108-54), and Astros (.642, 102-57).

AGAINST THE YANKEES: The O’s and Yankees begin a three-game set at Yankee Stadium this afternoon, the second meeting between the two teams this season; the O’s dropped two of three to the Yankees in their season-opening homestand from April 7-9, but won their Home Opener on April 7…The Orioles will travel to the Bronx again for four games from July 3-6 and will host the Yanks in Baltimore for three games from July 28-30…The O’s went 7-12 against the Yankees in 2022, 4-6 at home and 3-6 at Yankee Stadium.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Orioles began their seven-day, six-game road trip with a three-game sweep of the Jays in Toronto over the weekend…After an off day yesterday, the Birds conclude their road trip with three games against the Yankees in the Bronx… The O’s are off to a 16-8 start on the road, tied with the 1966, 1970, 1997, and 2005 teams for the second-best start in team history, behind a 17-7 start in 1969…Baltimore currently owns the best road winning percentage (.667) in the AL and second-best in MLB, behind Atlanta (.708, 17-7).

LOOKING AHEAD: After the current road trip, the O’s return to Baltimore for a six-game homestand with three games against the Rangers from May 26-28 and three against the Guardians from May 29-31.

WHAT A RELIEF: The Baltimore bullpen owns a 3.03 ERA (60 ER/178.1 IP), third-best in MLB behind the Yankees (2.87) and Astros (3.01)…O’s relievers have 14 wins this season, tied with Arizona, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles-AL, Miami, and New York-AL for the most in the majors…The O’s are second in MLB with 214 strikeouts from the ‘pen, trailing Kansas City (225).

THE CANO SHOW: Yennier Cano has allowed one earned run in 23.2 innings (0.38 ERA); opened the year with 21.2 scoreless innings over 17 appearances…Opponents are slashing .095/.107/.122 (7-for-74) against him, all of which lead MLB pitchers with at least 20.0 innings pitched.

Has faced 75 batters without issuing a free pass; is the only pitcher to face at least 70 batters without allowing a walk this season and one of two with at least 50 batters faced and no walks allowed, along with Philadelphia’s José Alvarado (52 batters faced).

His streak of 19 straight games without a walk to start the season is the second-longest in O’s history, behind a 22-game streak by Jamie Walker to open the 2009 campaign; Cano has worked 23.2 innings while Walker only threw 12.1 during his streak.

He leads all Major League relievers with 1.3 fWAR, per FanGraphs.

His sinker is worth -10 Run Value, the best pitch by an Oriole and tied for the seventh-best pitch in MLB, per Statcast.

HE GETS ON BASE: Adam Frazier owns a 15-game on-base streak since May 6, the second-longest such streak of his career behind a 17-gamer from August 20 to September 7, 2019 with the Pirates…It is the fourth-longest active streak in the AL and the ninth-longest active streak in MLB…Frazier is slashing .269/.345/.462 (14-for-52) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs, six runs scored, eight RBI, five walks, and a stolen base during his current streak.

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER – #39 KYLE BRADISH RHP
QUICK HITS: Scheduled to make his eighth start of the season, fifth on the road, and third career start against the Yankees tonight…Made 23 starts in his rookie season with the Orioles in 2022…Went 4-7 with a 4.90 ERA (64 ER/117.2 IP) with 111 strikeouts to 46 walks…Was one of 13 O’s players (7 pitchers) to make their debut in 2022…Started on the bump for Adley Rutschman’s debut on May 21 vs. Tampa Bay…Tossed 16.0 consecutive scoreless innings across four starts from August 26 to September 6… Acquired by the Orioles along with RHP Kyle Brnovich, RHP Zach Peek, and RHP Isaac Mattson from Los Angeles-AL in exchange for RHP Dylan Bundy on December 4, 2019…Originally drafted by the Angels in the fourth round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of New Mexico State…Teammates at NMSU with INF Joey Ortiz.

LAST TIME OUT: Earned the win in his last start on May 17 vs. the Angels… Allowed one run on four hits (1 HR) with five strikeouts in a season-high 6.2 innings of work…Marked his third quality start of the season…Has allowed three earned runs-or-fewer in six of his seven starts this season…Issued zero walks in a start for the first time this season…Threw a season-high 94 pitches, 63 strikes.

CAREER AGAINST NEW YORK-AL: Making his third career start against the Yankees…Owns an 0-1 record with a 3.86 ERA (4 ER/9.1 IP) against the AL East foe…Did not factor into the decision in his last outing against the Yankees on October 2, 2022, his first career start at Yankee Stadium… Allowed one unearned run on three hits with a career-high-tying five walks (also 6/7/22 vs. CHC) and five strikeouts in 5.0+ innings…Threw 99 pitches, 58 strikes.

CAREER AGAINST THE AL EAST: Making his first 16th career start against the AL East tonight…Owns an 0-8 record with a 7.91 ERA (58 ER/66.0 IP) through his first 15 outings against division foes…Dealt his only loss of the year in his last start against the AL East on April 25 vs. Boston…Allowed a career-high-tying seven runs on a season-high eight hits (1 HR) with a season-high four walks and one strikeout in 2.1 innings of work…Threw 81 pitches, 48 strikes.

LIFE ON THE ROAD: Making his fifth road start of the season…Has pitched to a 1-0 record with a 3.12 ERA (6 ER/17.1 IP) through his first four road assignments this season…Did not factor into the decision in his last start away from Oriole Park on May 6 at Atlanta, his first career start against the Braves…Allowed three runs on five hits (1 HR) with two walks, a hit batter, and four strikeouts in 5.0 innings…Threw 86 pitches, 57 strikes…Sports a 4-2 record with a 4.38 ERA (35 ER/72.0 IP) in 15 career road outings.

SWING AND A MISS: Bradish registered 16 swings and misses on May 12 vs. Pittsburgh, his second-most in a game in his career behind the 17 he
recorded on August 26, 2022 at Houston…Bradish has tallied 41 swings and misses over his last three starts after recording 27 in his first four outings this season.

SAVING HIS BEST FOR THE BEST: Made 14 starts against teams that qualified for the 2022 playoffs in his debut season, going 4-4 with a 4.24 (36 ER/76.1 IP) ERA…The Orioles owned a 9-5 record in those games…He went 2-0 against Houston, tossing 8.0 scoreless innings on August 26 at Minute Maid Park and throwing another 8.2 shutout frames on September 22 at Oriole Park.

NEW YORK YANKEES NOTES:

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees begin a six-game homestand tonight with the first game of a three-game set vs. Baltimore (through Thurs.)…will also host San Diego for a three-game series this weekend (Fri.-Sun.)…went 6-1 on their seven-game road trip after winning three-of-four games at Toronto and sweeping a three-game series at Cincinnati.

At 29-20 (.592), have the fifth-best record in the AL and the seventh-best record in the Majors.

Have won a season-high four straight games…marks their longest winning streak since a seven-game streak from 9/18-25/22.

Are a season-high nine games over .500.

Have won six of their last seven games, eight of their last 10 games and 11 of their last 14 games.

Are 14-5 (.737) in their last 19 games (since 5/2), the best record in the Majors in that span.

Have won or split each of their last four series (since 5/8), five of their last six series (since 5/1) and 11 of their 15 series this season (going 9-4-2).

Are in a stretch of playing 14-of-20 games (5/5-25) against the AL East…are 6-5 so far.

WHERE WE LEFT OFF: The Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Reds with a 4-1 win at Cincinnati on Sunday…RHP Luis Severino (4.2IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 5K, 0HR) made his season debut…CF Harrison Bader (1-for-4, 1R, 1HR, 2RBI) hit a go-ahead two-run HR in the fifth inning…2B Gleyber Torres (1-for4, 1R, 1HR, 1RBI) hit a solo HR in the sixth inning…SS Anthony Volpe (1-for-4, 1 double, 1RBI) hit an RBI double in the seventh inning…RHP Albert Abreu (W, 1.1IP, 1K), RHP Jimmy Cordero (1.0IP, 1K), LHP Wandy Peralta (1.0IP) and RHP Clay Holmes (SV, 1.0IP, 2H, 1BB, 1K) combined to toss 4.1 scoreless innings in relief.

BRONX BOMBERS: The Yankees have hit 73HR this season, the second-most home runs in the AL and the fourth-most in the Majors.

Have hit multiple HR in nine of their last 10 games (since 5/12), 13 of their last 15 games (since 5/7) and 15 of their last 19 games (since 5/2).

Have hit 22HR in their last 10G and 33HR in their last 15G.

Have scored 93R in their last 15 games (since 5/7), averaging 6.20 runs per game in that span…scored 133R in their first 34 games of the season from 3/30-5/6 and averaged 3.91 runs per game over that span.

Have scored at least 6R in 11 of their last 15G (since 5/7).

NOBODY BEATS THE RIZZ: INF Anthony Rizzo is batting .346/.404/.673 (18-for-52) with 12R, 2 doubles, 5HR, 13RBI, 4BB and 1HP in his last 13 games (since 5/8)…has multiple hits in seven of his last 13 games and nine of his last 18G (since 5/2).

Is batting .310/.382/.542 (48-for-155) with 26R, 6 doubles, 10HR, 24RBI, 13BB and 5HP in his last 40G (since 4/9).

Has 5HR in his last nine games.

Is fourth in the AL and tied for ninth in the Majors in hits (54)…ranks eighth in the AL in OBP (.382) and 10th in batting average (.302).

Has reached base in 22 of his last 24 games and 41 of his 47 games this season.

Has 5RBI in his last three games, 8RBI in his last seven games (since 5/14), 11RBI in his last nine games (since 5/12) and 14RBI in his last 14 games (since 5/7).

Has hit safely in 15 of his last 18G and 19 of his last 24G.

Seven of his last 12 hits have been XBH (2 doubles, 5HR).

Has reached base multiple times in six of his last nine games (since 5/12), 10 of his last 14 games (since 5/7) and 12 of his last 18 games (since 5/2).

GLEYBER DAY: INF Gleyber Torres recorded his 600th career hit on Sunday with a solo HR in the sixth inning.

The Yankees have gone 72-20 in games that he has homered in his career, including 60-13 since September 2018…the Yankees are 7-0 in games he has homered in this season and have won each of the last 11 games he has homered in since 9/7/22.

Has reached base in 16 of his last 17G (since 5/5), 26 of his last 30G (since 4/20) and 29 of his last 34G (since 4/15).

PITCH PERFECT: Yankees pitchers have posted a 1.96 ERA (64.1IP, 14ER) in their last seven games (since 5/15)…have allowed 2ER-or-fewer in five of their last seven games.

DARTH BADER: OF Harrison Bader hit a go-ahead two-run HR in the fifth inning on Sunday at Cincinnati… including the postseason, has 9HR in his last 28 games (since 2022 ALDS Game 1 on 10/11/22)…has 4HR in 19 games this season after hitting 5HR in 86 games in 2022.

Has reached base in 15 of 18 games with a plate appearance this season.

FOUR SCORE: The Yankees are 25-5 this season when scoring at least 4R…are 25-6 when they hold their opponent to 4R-or-fewer.

ALL RISE: OF Aaron Judge was named the American League “Player of the Week” on Monday after batting .500/.621/1.273 (11-for-22) with 7R, 2 doubles, 5HR, 11RBI, 7BB/2IBB and 1SB in six games from 5/15-21…led the Majors in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS (1.893), was tied for first in home runs, extra-base hits (7), RBI and total bases (28), ranked third in batting average and tied for fourth in walks…also
recorded five game-winning RBI last week…was the third Yankee to be named the AL “Player of the Week” this year, joining Gerrit Cole (4/10-16) and Anthony Rizzo (5/8-14)…marked his eighth career weekly honor and first since 9/26 -10/5/22.

Has hit safely in each of his last eight games (since 5/13), batting .452/.564/1.194 (14-for-31) with 9R, 2 doubles, 7HR, 16RBI, 8BB/2IBB and 1SB.

Has hit 11HR in his last 18G against Baltimore (since 4/26/22) and 22HR in his last 40G vs. the Orioles since 2020.

Has hit 37HR vs. the Orioles since 2017…marks his most home runs against any opponent and are the most by any Major League player vs. a single opponent in that span.

His eight game-winning RBI this season are the most in the Majors.

Has 5HR in his last 6G and 7HR in his last 8G.

Has 16RBI in his last eight games…has recorded 18RBI in 12 games since returning from the I.L. (since 5/9).

Is hitting .405/.519/.976 (17-for-42) with 12R, 3 doubles, 7HR, 16RBI, 10BB/2IBB and 1SB in his last 11G (since 5/10).

Has hit .406/.500/1.000 (13-for-32) with 14R, 1 double, 6HR, 8RBI, 6BB and 1SB in the first inning this year…his 1.000 SLG and 1.500 OPS in the first inning are the highest in the Majors (min. 25 PA)…six of his 13HR this season have come in the first inning, tied for the most in the Majors.

Leads the Majors in SLG (.642) and OPS (1.042), is tied for fourth in HR (13, tied for second in AL) and tied for eighth in OBP (.400, tied for fourth in AL).

COLE TRAIN: RHP Gerrit Cole will make his 11th start of the season tonight…is 5-0 with a 2.01 ERA (62.2IP, 14ER) and 68K in 10 starts this season…his 2.01 ERA is the third-lowest ERA by a Yankee through his first 10 starts of a season in the last 25 years (since 1999), trailing Nestor Cortes’ 1.50 ERA in 2022 and his own 1.81 ERA in 2021.

Has allowed 2R-or-fewer in nine of his first 10 starts…his nine such starts are tied with Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan for the most in the Majors.

Has not left a game this season with the Yankees trailing.

Is one of two pitchers to go 5-0-or-better this year…joins Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan (7-0).

The Yankees are 8-2 in his starts this season…is one of five starting pitchers this season to have his team win at least eight of his starts…joins Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan (club is 9-1 in 10GS), Atlanta’s Spencer Strider (club is 8-1 in 9GS), Houston’s Cristian Javier (club is 8-2 in 10GS) and Los Angeles-AL’s Shohei Ohtani (club is 8-2 in 10GS).

His 10-start undefeated streak is tied with Masahiro Tanaka (10-start streak to begin the 2016 season) for the second-longest season-opening undefeated streak by a Yankees starter in the last 30 years since 1994 (excluding openers), trailing only Orlando Hernández’s 13-start streak to begin the 2004 season (Chad Green went undefeated in his first 11 starts as an opener in 2019).

Ranks third in the Majors in ERA (2.01, second in AL), is tied for fifth in innings pitched (62.2, fourth in AL), tied for seventh in wins (five, tied for fourth in AL) and tied for 10th in strikeouts (68, tied for fifth in AL).

WHAT A RELIEF: Yankees relievers have posted a 2.87 ERA (191.0IP, 61ER) this season, the lowest bullpen ERA in the Majors…also rank third in opponents’ BA (.220, second in AL) and tied for seventh in strikeouts (194, third in AL).  Own a 17.1 scoreless inning streak over their last 4G (since 5/18)…have held opponents to a .091 BA (5-for-55) with 18K.

TONIGHT’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP GERRIT COLE (5-0, 2.01 ERA)
RHP Gerrit Cole will make his 11th start of the season in tonight’s series opener vs. Baltimore…the 32-year-old will pitch on extended five days’ rest due to Monday’s team off day… did not record a decision on Wednesday at Toronto despite tossing 6.0 scoreless innings (7H, 2BB, 6K)…needs 2K to reach 2,000 career strikeouts…is 5-0 with a 2.01 ERA (62.2IP, 14ER) and 68K in 10 starts this season…his 2.01 ERA is the third-lowest ERA by a Yankee through his first 10 starts of a season in the last 25 years (since 1999), trailing Nestor Cortes’ 1.50 ERA in 2022 and his own 1.81 ERA in 2021…has allowed 2R-or-fewer in nine of his first 10 starts, tied with Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan for the most such starts in the Majors…in his third year with the Yankees in 2022, went 13-8 with a 3.50 ERA (200.2IP, 154H, 81R/78ER, 50BB, 257K, 33HR) in 33 regular season starts…his Major League-leading 257K last season were the most by a Yankees pitcher in a single season in franchise history, surpassing Ron Guidry’s previous record of 248K in 1978…the five-time All-Star (2015, ’18-19, ’21-22) has finished in the top-five of Cy Young Award voting five times (second in 2021, fourth in 2020, second in 2019, fifth in 2018, fourth in 2015)…his career 10.50 K/9.0IP ratio (1,998K/1,712.2IP) is the eighth-highest in Major League history (min. 1,000.0IP)…in 85 starts with the Yankees, is 41-19 with a 3.13 ERA (517.2IP, 180ER) and 662K…since 2018, leads the Majors in wins (76) and strikeouts (1,264), ranks second in K/9.0IP (12.23) and innings pitched (930.1), third in opponents’ BA (.203) and WAR among pitchers (25.0 -FanGraphs), fourth in winning percentage (.724, 76-29, min. 60 decisions) and WHIP (1.00), and fifth in ERA (2.93) and K/BB (5.27)…was originally selected by the Yankees in the first round (28th overall) of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft but did not sign and went on to play at UCLA for three seasons (2009-11)…was the first overall pick of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, the 15th pitcher (and 11th right-hander) to be chosen first…is the fifth player selected first overall to play for the Yankees, joining Alex Rodriguez, Darryl Strawberry, Tim Foli and Ron Blomberg…signed a nine-year contract extending through the 2028 season with a player opt-out following the 2024 season on 12/18/19.

LAST START: Did not record a decision in the Yankees’ 3-0 “walk-off” loss on Wednesday at Toronto despite tossing 6.0 scoreless innings (7H, 2BB, 6K).

MILESTONE MAN: Has 1,998 career strikeouts in 277 career games and needs 2K to reach 2,000 career strikeouts…if he accomplishes the feat tonight, he would be the third-fastest (in terms of games) in Major League history to reach the milestone, trailing only Randy Johnson (262G) and Clayton Kershaw (277G)…Randy Johnson (262G), Clayton Kershaw (277G), Max Scherzer (287G) and Nolan Ryan (287G) are the only four players in Major League history to record 2,000 career strikeouts in 290 games-or-fewer.

Cole enters tonight’s game with 1,998K in 1,712.2IP…if he accomplishes the feat tonight, he would also be the third-fastest in Major League history to record 2,000 career strikeouts in terms of innings pitched, trailing only Chris Sale (1,626.0IP) and Pedro Martínez (1,711.1IP).

Will be the 87th pitcher in Major League history to reach the milestone and the eighth to do so with the Yankees…would join CC Sabathia (struck out Torii Hunter on 9/10/11 at Los Angeles-AL), Andy Pettitte (struck out Ramón Hernández on 9/21/08 vs. Baltimore), Mike Mussina (struck out Hank Blalock on 5/18/03 vs. Texas), David Cone (struck out Mark McGwire on 7/28/97 vs. Oakland), Dwight Gooden (struck out Mo Vaughn on 9/27/96 at Boston), Catfish Hunter (struck out Jeff Newman on 7/6/79 at Oakland-G1) and Bobo Newsom (struck out Jeff Heath on 7/22/47 vs. St. Louis-AL).

2023: Is 5-0 with a 2.01 ERA (62.2IP, 14ER) and 68K in 10 starts this season…his 2.01 ERA is the third-lowest ERA by a Yankee through his first 10 starts of a season in the last 25 years (since 1999), trailing Nestor Cortes’ 1.50 ERA in 2022 and his own 1.81 ERA in 2021.

Has allowed 2R-or-fewer in nine of his first 10 starts…his nine such starts are tied with Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan for the most in the Majors.

Is third in the Majors in ERA (2.01, second in AL), is tied for fifth in innings pitched (62.2, fourth in AL), tied for seventh in wins (five, tied for fourth in AL) and tied for 10th in strikeouts (68, tied for fifth in AL).

Has allowed 1R-or-fewer in five of his 10 starts…four of his 10 starts this season have been scoreless.

Six of his 15R allowed came in his start on 5/7 at Tampa Bay.

Was just the second Yankees pitcher in franchise history to toss at least 5.0IP and allow 2R-or-fewer in each of his first seven starts of a season, joining Hideki Irabu (first seven in 1998).

Has allowed just 4HR this season…three of his 4HR allowed were solo home runs…all 4HR allowed have come against Tampa Bay…his seven-start homerless streak to start the season was the third-longest of his career (10G from 5/26-8/13/16 and 8G from 7/9-8/20/18).

Has received 3R-or-fewer of support in eight of his 10 starts…has received 2R-or-fewer of support in six of his starts.

Tossed his fourth career shutout on 4/16 vs. Minnesota (9.0IP, 2H, 1BB, 10K)…marked his seventh career complete game (first since 7/17/21 vs. Boston–6.0IP) and his fourth career nine-inning complete game.

WINNING WAYS: Is one of two pitchers to go 5-0-or-better this year, joining Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan (7-0).  The Yankees are 8-2 in his starts this season…is one of five starting pitchers this season to have his team win at least eight of his starts…joins Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan (club is 9-1 in 10GS), Atlanta’s Spencer Strider (club is 8-1 in 9GS), Houston’s Cristian Javier (club is 8-2 in 10GS) and Los Angeles-AL’s Shohei Ohtani (club is 8-2 in 10GS).

Has not left a game this season with the Yankees trailing.

His 10-start undefeated streak is tied with Masahiro Tanaka (10-start streak to begin the 2016 season) for the second-longest season-opening undefeated streak by a Yankees starter in the last 30 years since 1994 (excluding openers), trailing only Orlando Hernández’s 13-start streak to begin the 2004 season (Chad Green went undefeated in his first 11 starts as an opener in 2019)…is also tied for the third-longest undefeated streak of his career, trailing a 28-start streak from 5/27/19-8/19/20 and an 11-game streak from 4/29-6/24/18…also had two 10-game streaks from 9/24/21-5/18/22 and 9/7/14-4/29/15.

BLANK SPACE: His four scoreless starts this season are tied for the second-most in the Majors, trailing only Tampa Bay’s Drew Rasmussen (five).

Posted a career-high 25.2 scoreless inning streak from 4/11-27…was the second-longest scoreless streak by a Yankees starting pitcher in the last 63 years (since 1961), trailing only Catfish Hunter’s 26.0 scoreless inning streak from 8/30-9/11/75…also posted a season-opening 12.0 scoreless inning streak (3/30-4/5).

IN PINSTRIPES: In 85 starts with the Yankees (since 2020), is 41-19 with a 3.13 ERA (517.2IP, 180ER) and 662K…has allowed 3ER-or-fewer in 66-of-85 starts…has allowed 2ER-orfewer in 57 starts as a Yankee, tied for the most such starts in the AL and tied for the second-most such starts in the Majors in that stretch…has recorded 18 scoreless starts as a Yankee, the most scoreless starts by any AL pitcher and tied for the fourth-most by any pitcher in the Majors in that span.

His 41 wins since 2020 are the most in the AL and the second-most in the Majors over that stretch, trailing only Julio Urías (45-14).

His 662K since 2020 are the most in the Majors…his 11.51 K/9.0IP ratio in that span is the best in the Majors (min. 400.0IP)…has finished in the top-five of Cy Young Award voting in two of his first three seasons in pinstripes (second in 2021, fourth in 2020).

His 23 double-digit strikeout games as a Yankee are tied with Ron Guidry for the most in franchise history.

KING OF THE HILL: Since 2018, leads the Majors in wins (76) and strikeouts (1,264), ranks second in K/9.0IP (12.23) and innings pitched (930.1), third in opponents’ BA (.203) and WAR among pitchers (25.0 – FanGraphs), fourth in winning percentage (.724, 76-29, min. 60 decisions) and WHIP (1.00), and fifth in ERA (2.93) and K/BB (5.27).

VS. BALTIMORE: Is 5-3 with a 2.33 ERA (65.2IP, 17ER) and 86K in 10 career starts vs. the Orioles…has allowed 1ER-or-fewer in six of his 10 career starts vs. the Orioles and 2ER-orfewer in seven of his 10 starts against Baltimore.

As a Yankee, has gone 5-3 with a 2.56 ERA (52.2IP, 15ER) in eight starts vs. the Orioles…has allowed 3ER-or-fewer in seven of those eight starts and 2ER-or-fewer in five of those starts.

Went 1-2 with a 4.29 ERA (21.0IP, 10ER) in three starts vs. Baltimore in 2022.

Has made three career starts vs. the Orioles at Yankee Stadium, going 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA (22.0IP, 5ER) and 33K.

Has recorded double-digit strikeouts in four of his last nine starts vs. Baltimore…owns an 11.79 K/9.0IP (86K/65.2IP) vs. the Orioles.

STRIKEOUT MACHINE: Has recorded double-digit strikeouts in 44 games since the start of 2019, marking the most in the Majors over the span (next: Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom with 28)…his 52 games with at least 10K since the beginning of 2018 are also the most in the Majors in that span (next: Max Scherzer-46).

Is tied for fifth in the AL and tied for 10th in the Majors in strikeouts…has recorded at least 8K in five of his 10 starts this season.

HOME SWEET HOME: Is 3-0 with a 1.18 ERA (38.0IP, 5ER) and 45K in six home starts this season…as a Yankee, has gone 18-10 with a 2.71 ERA (259.0IP, 78ER) and 335K in 42 starts at Yankee Stadium…has allowed 2ER-or-fewer in 31 of those 42 starts… his 2.71 ERA at home since 2020 is the second-lowest in the AL and eighth-lowest in the Majors in that stretch (min. 200.0IP).

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