German (3-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 8-2 victory over the Orioles, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six. The Yankees handed him a 3-0 lead before he even set foot on the mound in Baltimore, and German kept the O's off the board until his final inning of work. The right-hander fired 53 of 80 pitches for strikes in his second straight quality start and fourth of the year, and he'll take a 3.62 ERA and 37:8 K:BB through 37.1 innings into his next outing.
German didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Astros, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six. The right-hander tossed 51 of 83 pitches for strikes but didn't stick around long enough to take advantage of the Yankees' offensive eruption in the sixth inning and get credit for the win. German did serve up two more homers, the third time in five starts he's been tagged for multiple long balls, and as a result he'll take a 4.32 ERA and 25:5 K:BB through 25 innings into his next outing.
German (2-2) earned the win Wednesday, pitching seven shutout innings versus the Orioles. He allowed three hits and a walk with six strikeouts. German was highly effective in this AL East matchup, as no Oriole got past second base on his watch. It's the first time in four starts he hasn't allowed a run. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 4.05 with a 1.30 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB across 20 innings this season. The 28-year-old's next start is scheduled for Tuesday at home versus the Astros.
German (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Thursday against Cleveland. German appeared to be in for a short outing early on, as he allowed four hits and all three runs in his first inning of work. However, he bounced back to keep the Yankees in the game long enough to earn his first win of the season. German was demoted to the alternate site earlier in the season, but he figures to remain in the rotation now that the team is faced with a heavier schedule.
The Yankees recalled German from their alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Thursday in Cleveland. New York's fifth starter will return to the big club for his first start since April 10 after the Yankees parked him at the alternate site for two weeks in order to maintain more roster flexibility. Reliever Brooks Kriske was optioned to clear a spot on the 26-man roster for German.
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