MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Baltimore0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 270
NY Yankees0 1 0 2 0 0 1 3 x 7110
  W: G. Cole (1-0)   L: D. Kremer (0-1)
3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT, April 6, 2021
Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York  Attendance: 9,404

Yankees seek 12th straight home victory over Orioles

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Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees

  1. The Yankees went 48-19 against the Orioles from 2017 through 2020 for a .716 winning percentage. That tied for the second-highest success rate by any team against a divisional opponent in that span; Cleveland was 51-16 against Detroit, and Houston was 48-19 versus Seattle.
  2. This is the fourth time in the last 20 years that Baltimore has allowed three runs or fewer in each of its first three games in a season. The O's have had only two seasons in the last 25 years allowing three runs or fewer in as many as four straight games to open a season: 2011 (four straight) and 2016 (five).
  3. The Yankees' team OPS of .620 is the team's lowest in its first three home games of a season since 2004, when they posted a .568 mark. The team's No. 3 through No. 6 hitters hit a combined .128 (6-for-47) over the weekend, second lowest among the 28 teams that have played (Atlanta, .122).
  4. Cedric Mullins went 5-for-5 with a walk in Sunday's victory at Boston, marking the first time in 15 years that an Oriole reached base six times (via hit, walk or hit by pitch) in a nine-inning game. The last time a Baltimore player managed the feat was on September 17, 2006 by Ramon Hernandez.
  5. Most of the Yankees' damage over the weekend was done by Clint Frazier and Gary Sanchez. The duo combined to go 7-for-20 with two doubles, two homers and four runs. The rest of the Yanks hit .185 with one extra-base hit, a double, and four runs.
  6. Jorge Lopez's career 6.03 ERA is the second highest among active pitchers with at least 200 career innings; Jeff Hoffman has a 6.30 mark. Jordan Montgomery has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of seven career starts versus Baltimore and has never lost at home to the O's (2-0 in five starts).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 4/5/2021 thru 4/7/2021

Gerrit Cole was pleased his father was among the fans at Yankee Stadium for his season debut, he just was disappointed with the outcome.

Cole seeks his first win as a Yankee in front of the crowd at Yankee Stadium when New York goes for its 12th straight home win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.

Cole went 5-1 with a 2.42 ERA in seven home starts last year when the Yankees played in an empty ballpark with noise and music piped in. On Thursday, he took a no-decision when he allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Cole began his second season in front of 10,850 fans, which is about 20 percent capacity as mandated by New York State. Among those in the stands was his father, Mark, who grew up in upstate New York and became a Yankee fan.

"He was pretty emotional, so a special moment for him," Cole said Monday afternoon. "He really likes the suite level. I guess there's a lot of photographs of longtime Yankees franchise players and, some rare ones, some moments he remembered.

"So I think all in all it's a pretty great day for him. Obviously, would have liked to cap it off with a win. But it was a long time in the making. So, a special day."

Cole was not able to get a win because of a misplaced slider that Teoscar Hernandez hit over the fence in the sixth.

Cole is 2-1 with a 1.65 ERA in five career starts against the Orioles. In his last start against Baltimore, Cole fanned nine during a two-hitter in the first game of a seven-inning doubleheader in New York on Sept. 11.

The right-hander will be pitching after New York opened the series with a 7-0 win Monday night, matching its longest home winning streak over Baltimore. Aaron Judge hit his first homer, and Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth 471-foot grand slam after going hitless in his first 10 at-bats.

"The way he hits them is just different," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Stanton. "It's something else. He's a unicorn."

The Orioles outscored the host Boston Red Sox 18-5 in an impressive three-game sweep but are coming off a quiet night. Baltimore mustered four hits and struck out 13 times on Monday and has been outscored 69-28 since its last win in New York on March 31, 2019.

Cedric Mullins had one of Baltimore's hits and is off to a sizzling 10-for-17 start.

Perhaps the best moment of Baltimore's latest loss in New York was Mac Sceroler striking out Judge with the bases loaded for his first career strikeout and pitching 2 2/3 innings in his major-league debut.

"Hats off to him making his debut, punching out Judge to get out of that inning and throwing two great innings after that," Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. "That's something he'll never forget."

Dean Kremer, who was 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA in four starts last season, gets the start for Baltimore. Kremer made two starts against the Yankees last season and held New York to one run and one hit in six innings in his major-league debut on Sept. 6 in Baltimore.

Kremer struggled through spring training by going 0-1 with a 6.32 ERA in five starts spanning 15 2/3 innings.

--Field Level Media

Updated April 6, 2021

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