Sizing up Guthrie and Sabathia

Jeremy Guthrie (0-2, 3.46) tonight makes his fifth start. He has posted four straight quality starts to begin this season. Last year he picked up his 4th quality start in his 10th outing.

Guthrie is 3-6, 4.92 in 11 career starts vs. NY. The Orioles have scored a total of ten runs in his four starts in 2010.

Guthrie has not allowed a first-inning run this season after allowing 29 last year. Right-handed hitters are batting .204 vs. Guthrie this year while lefties are hitting .347.

Guthrie, average against by pitches, 2010:
1-25: .227
26-50: .375
51-75: .261
76-100: .280

CC Sabathia (2-1, 3.00) is 9-1, 2.55 in 14 career starts vs. the O's. In his last four starts vs. them last year, he went 4-0, 1.50.

Sabathia has held opponents to just 4.67 hits per nine innins this season and a .161 batting average - both lowest in the Majors among qualifiers.

O's hitters, career vs. Sabathia:
Atkins: 3 for 4, 2 RBI
Hughes: 0 for 0
Izturis: 2-16, 0 RBI
Jones: 4 for 9, 2 RBI
Lugo: 4 for 18, HR, 2 RBI
Markakis: 2 for 17, 3 RBI
Montanez: 0 for 6
Reimold: 4 for 8, 0 RBI
Scott: 0 for 4, 1 RBI
Tatum: 0 for 0
Tejada: 10 for 32, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Wieters: 1 for 5, 0 RBI
Wigginton: 7 for 22, HR, 2 RBI

Over the last three games, the O's offense is producing a .322 team average (38 for 118) and they've scored 18 runs with a batting average of .341 (14 for 41) hitting with runners in scoring position in those contests.

Major League wins leaders since 2007:

57 - CC Sabathia and Roy Halladay
50 - Josh Beckett
49 - Justin Verlander
48 - Dan Haren

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