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Yankees right-hander Domingo German (15-2, 4.05 ERA), who is 6-0 with a 4.38 ERA over his past seven starts, will attempt to become the first 16-game winner in the majors when he starts Tuesday.
German last pitched Thursday in New York's 12-6 win at Toronto, when he allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits in five innings.
He is 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA in five career appearances (three starts) against the Orioles.
Rookie John Means (8-7, 3.36 ERA) starts for Baltimore and lost two of his last three starts, and his lasts start was awful as the Yankees clobbered the Orioles in that match-up. He was 7-4 with a 2.50 ERA before the All-Star break but is 1-3 with a 7.11 ERA in four second-half starts.
Means is 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA in four career appearances against New York. In his first start against the Yankees, the left-hander allowed four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings on Wednesday, failing to complete four innings for the second straight start.
- Baltimore is 1-6 in Means’ last 7 road starts.
- Yankees are 6-0 in German’s last 6 home starts.
- Yankees are also 7-0 in their last 7 games against a left-handed starter.
- The Orioles have lost 10 straight against the Yankees.