Game 72: Yankees at Reds
Pitching: RHP Brian Gordon (0-0, 3.38 ERA)
Pitching: RHP Johnny Cueto (4-2, 1.68 ERA)
TAKEAWAY: At 19-12 (.613) away from home, the Yankees own the best road record in the Majors…Yankees pitchers own the Majors’ second-lowest road ERA (3.15 in 280.0IP with 98ER)…have allowed 0.71HR/game on the road, the second-best mark in the AL (Seattle-0.70) and the fifth-best mark in the Majors…Yankees batters lead the Majors with 5.45 runs scored per road game, 1.39 HR per road game, a .346 road OBP and a .445 road SLG.
Are 9-2 in their last 11 road games dating to 5/29, allowing a .221 opp. batting avg and a Major League-best 2.32 team ERA (25ER, 97.0IP) on the road over the span.
RECENT RUN: The Yankees have won nine of their last 11 games (since 6/10), averaging 6.45 runs and 10.91 hits per game with a .320 (120-for-375) team batting average and .407 team on-base percentage over the stretch.
During the Yankees’ last 11 games, LF Brett Gardner is batting a Major League-best .472 (17-for-36) with 8R, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1HR, 4RBI and 4BB.
CA-NOTEWORTHY: 2B Robinson Cano has the Yankees’ longest active hitting streak, having hit safely in his last nine games since 6/12…is batting .395 (15-for-38) with 9R, 3 doubles, 2HR and 7RBI over the stretch…is currently batting .295 (81-for-275) this season, his highest mark since he was batting .300 at the close of play on 5/7.