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Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York  Attendance: 10,254

Jameson Taillon to make Yankees debut against 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

Jameson Taillon has watched the New York Yankees pitchers fare well the first time through the rotation on the 2021 season.

On Wednesday, Taillon gets his turn. He will make his first start in nearly two years when the Yankees seek their 13th straight home victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

"It's kind of one big multi-year buildup, so I'm excited," Taillon said Tuesday afternoon. "Watching the guys go one turn through the rotation, what's five more days to add to the wait."

New York enters Taillon's debut with a major-league leading 1.76 ERA. The Yankees have allowed three runs or less in the first five games of the season for the first time since 1992.

Taillon is taking the mound after Gerrit Cole struck out 13 in seven dominating innings as the Yankees rolled to a 7-2 victory Tuesday night.

Taillon hasn't pitched since May 1, 2019, and he underwent a second Tommy John surgery as well as flexor tendon repair surgery on Aug. 13, 2019. The Yankees acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Jan. 24, shortly before they signed Corey Kluber to a one-year deal.

Taillon, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft by Pittsburgh, owns a career record of 29-24 with a 3.67 ERA in 82 starts. He was 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in seven starts in 2019 before getting hurt. In his last healthy season in 2018, Taillon was 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts when he fanned 179 in 191 innings.

"For being a 29-year-old, I've had injuries, but I do feel like I've got a lot of great innings ahead," the 6-foot-5 right-hander said. "I feel like outside of the elbow, I feel like my arm's got a ton left to give. I've saved a lot of innings on the body too over the years."

Aside from pitching at Yankee Stadium for the first time, the right-hander also will be making his first career start against Baltimore.

Baltimore's 12-game skid at Yankee Stadium matches its longest skid in franchise history, equaling the mark set by the St. Louis Browns from Aug. 20, 1926-Sept. 10, 1927. (The Browns moved to Orioles after the 1953 season.)

The Orioles have been outscored 76-30 and outhomered 24-12 since their last victory in New York. Their only offense in this series was a ninth-inning two-run.

John Means, the winning pitcher in Baltimore's most recent win in New York on March 31, 2019, will look to follow up an impressive season debut.

On Friday in Boston, the left-hander allowed one hit in seven dominating innings during a 3-0 win. He matched a career high with seven innings and also allowed one run or less for the fifth straight outing dating to last season.

"Probably, yeah. Probably to this point," Means said when asked if it was the best start of his career. "Maybe not the most dominating, but as far as just getting through, the efficiency and everything, yeah, that might be one of the best starts I've had."

Overall, Means is 1-2 with a 7.17 ERA in seven career appearances (four starts) against the Yankees.

--Field Level Media

Updated April 7, 2021

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