RHP Jeremy Guthrie (10-13, 4.96) today is set to make his 29th start of this season, his 14th on the road and the 11th of his career vs. New York.
Guthrie pitched seven scoreless innings Sunday vs. Texas as the O's posted a 7-0 win for their shutout of the year.
Over his last four starts, Guthrie is 3-1, 1.33. Over 27 innings, he has allowed 22 hits, 4 earned runs with four walks and 13 strikeouts.
Guthrie has allowed 2ER or less in eight starts this year, including the last four in a row. His ERA is now under 5.00 for the first time since May 30.
Guthrie is second in the AL in earned runs allowed with 92 and is first in homers given up with 30.
The O's have won three of his last four starts and are 11-17 this year when Guthrie starts. In 13 road starts, he is 5-6, 5.21.
Guthrie vs. New York:
2009: 1-3, 4.68 in four starts
Career: 3-5, 4.50 in 11 games, 10 starts (64IP, 61H, 13 homers).
CC Sabathia (16-7, 3.40) today will make his 31st start of the year, his 14th at home and his 14th vs. Baltimore.
Sabathia is tied for first in the AL in wins, is 2nd in innings and 7th in ERA and strikeouts.
Sabathia has not lost since July 28th vs. Tampa. Over his last eight starts since, he is 6-0, 2.31. In 11 second-half starts, he is 8-1, 2.65.
The Yankees are 19-11 when Sabathia starts, winning the last eight games in a row.
In 13 home starts, the lefty is 5-2, 3.36.
The 2007 Cy Young winner, Sabathia signed as a free agent in December. He received a seven-year, 161 million dollar deal, the richest contract ever awarded to a pitcher.
Sabathia vs. Baltimore:
2009: 3-1, 2.63, 4 starts (27 1/3IP, 22H, 0 HR)
Career: 8-1, 2.45, 13 starts (91 2/3IP, 68H, 3 HR)
Sabathia allowed six runs and took the loss vs. the Orioles on opening day in Baltimore. But, in three starts since vs. the Birds this year, he is 3-0, 0.78.