Winning pitcher Andy Pettitte improved to 12-6, 4.03. He is 2-0, 1.17 in two starts this year vs. the Orioles and improved his career numbers vs. Baltimore to 26-6, 3.56 in 39 career games, 37 starts.
The win was his 190th all-time, moving him into third on the all-time Yankee wins list. He pitched a season-high eight innings tonight.
Pettitte is tied with Catfish Hunter for second most wins all-time vs. the Orioles with 26, trailing leader Whitey Ford, who had 30.
Not tonight - The O’s went just 3 for 31 at bat, 0 for 3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. They were last no-hit on 9-1-07 by Boston’s Clay Buchholz.
The O’s had scored 36 runs over the past six games. They have now scored three runs or less 20 times in 44 games in the second-half and are 1-19 in those games.
Nolan Reimold went 0 for 3 and his streak of reaching base safely was snapped at 17 consecutive games. Matt Wieters hitting streak ended at seven games in a row.
Robinson Cano went 2 for 4 for New York with 2 RBI. In 13 games this season vs. the Orioles he is batting .458-5-15.
Streaking vs. Baltimore - The Yankees have won eight in a row vs. the O’s and lead the season series, 10-3. New York is 21-6 over the last 27 games and 32-11 since the All-Star break.
Losing pitcher Jeremy Guthrie pitched well over six innings tonight. He gave up just four hits and two runs, falling to 9-13, 5.18. That’s a career high 13 losses for Guthrie.
Over his last three starts, Guthrie is 2-1, 1.80.
In the last 11 games, no O’s starter has allowed more than three runs. In that stretch, O’s starters have pitched to an ERA of 2.86 (20ER in 63IP).
Guthrie allowed 2ER or less for the 7th time this year tonight. In his career vs. New York, he falls to 2-4, 4.09.
Guthrie on his night - “It was nice to start with a zero in the first.....Pettitte threw the heck out of the ball......My stuff was good like the last two outings, my fastball location was consistent and the movement was there. I hung a couple of sliders, Nick Swisher hit one, but overall I felt good. I feel a little more confident with each start and I want to continue that the next month.”
Nick Markakis’ post game comments - “For the most part we were relaxed up there. That’s the best I’ve seen Pettitte. He was mixing his pitches and going in and out, he was on tonight. That late in the game (the no-hitter) it was going through everybody’s mind. Both sides get a little jittery. Anytime you can squeeze a hit out there vs. a pitcher throwing like that is big.
Nick Markakis on Pettitte’s 26 wins vs. the Orioles - “I ask myself that question a lot. It’s one of those things. Some pitchers do well vs. certain teams and no one knows why.”