Game 51: Yankees at Cardinals
AT A GLANCE: Tonight the Yankees play the second game of a three-game series against St. Louis at Busch Stadium after winning on Memorial Day, 6-4, in 12 innings… this series marks the Yankees’ first games against the Cardinals since 2005… are 4-3 thus far on their nine-game road trip, having gone 1-1 at the Cubs and 2-2 at the White Sox… following this road trip, will return for a seven-game homestand vs. Minnesota (5/30-6/1), Seattle (6/2) and Oakland (6/3-5).
>> Are 8-4 over their last 12G since 5/14 with a Major League-best 2.31 team ERA over the stretch (113.0IP, 29ER, 99H, 25BB, 114K).
>> Have won three straight road games, matching their season high (also 5/6-9)… are 12-7 in their last 19 road games (since 4/20).
>> With Monday’s win at St. Louis, are now 19-8 (.704) all-time in extra-inning Interleague games… marks the second-best such winning percentage among all MLB teams, trailing only Minnesota (18-6, .750).
FOUR SCORE: The Yankees are 26-6 (.813) when holding their opponent to four-or-fewer runs, which is tied with the Angels for the third-best such record in the Majors this season (Toronto, 27-3, .900; and Texas, 24-4, .857).
POWER BULLPEN: The Yankees bullpen leads the Majors with 192 strikeouts this season… has allowed 11.76 baserunners per 9.0IP, the fourth-best mark in the AL.