Germán becomes majors first 16-game winner as Yanks beat O's

NEW YORK (AP) From the outset, there was something different about Domingo German. His fastball zipped a little more, setting up an effective curveball and the Yankees got what they needed from their unexpected ace.

German pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and New York beat Baltimore 8-3 on Tuesday night, running their winning streak over the Orioles to 15 games.

He allowed two runs, five hits, struck out seven, walked one and won his career-high seventh straight decision. He did so with a four-seam fastball that averaged 93.3 miles per hour and topped out at 96, up from the 88.4 mph he averaged Thursday in Toronto.

''It definitely felt a little firmer when it was coming in,'' Yankees catcher Austin Romine said of German's fastball. ''It definitely had some more life to it.''

When he was not throwing fastballs, German kept Baltimore off-balance by throwing 37 curveballs. He generated 14 of his 21 swings on misses on his curveball that averaged 82.1 mph.

''You could just see the finish on his breaking ball and a little more life on his fastball too,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

German pitched seven innings for the fourth time on a night in which the Yankees deployed a 10-man bullpen in the hopes of not using key bullpen arms Adam Ottavino, Zack Britton and Aroldis Chapman after Monday's doubleheader. He raised his winning percent to a major league-best .889, the second-highest of any Yankee with at least 15 decisions behind Ron Guidry .893 mark in his 25-3 season in 1978.

''We wanted to be economical out there understanding how much the bullpen has been used in the past couple of games,'' German said through a translator.

German raised his innings total to 116 and while there could be an innings limit at some point, the Yankees are not ready to discuss it for someone who began the season in the rotation as a replacement for Luis Severino.

''Not yet,'' Boone said when asked at what point the Yankees have to impose an innings limit.

DJ LeMahieu homered on the first pitch he saw to get the Yankees going. Aaron Judge added a two-run double on the third anniversary of his major league debut in New York's four-run fourth.

Gio Urshela had three more hits, including an RBI single in the fourth. Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the second while Gary Sanchez and Mike Tauchman added RBI doubles as the Yankees totaled 15 hits.

The Yankees are on their longest winning single-season winning streak against one opponent since beating the 103-loss Philadelphia Athletics 15 in a row in 1954. They improved to 16-2 against Baltimore with one game left, won for the 13th time in 15 games overall and moved a season-high 39 games over .500 at 80-41.

LeMahieu hit his seventh career leadoff homer and fifth this season when he clobbered a fastball from John Means (8-8) and sent it into the left-center field bleachers. The 446-foot blast was New York's 60th against Baltimore. The Orioles have allowed an AL-record 249 homers - nine short of the record set by Cincinnati in 2016.

Maybin's single through a drawn-in infield made it 3-0 and Judge knocked out Means with a double to the left-field corner for a 5-1 lead.

Anthony Santander, Stevie Wilkerson and Renato Nunez homered for Baltimore.

Means allowed six runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.

''I didn't have anything tonight,'' Means said. ''It's tough to not have anything with that lineup.''

BULLPEN SHUFFLE:

Baltimore called up RHP Chandler Shepherd from Triple-A Norfolk, optioning fellow reliever RHP Brandon Kline to make room. Shephard made his major league debut and became the 36th pitcher used by the Orioles this year. ... RHP Adonis Rosa had his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre and pitched the final two innings. LHP Joe Mantiply was designated for assignment after getting the win in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Orioles: OF DJ Stewart (concussion) will play rehab games with Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday and Thursday before being activated Friday in Boston.

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (inflamed right knee) threw a second bullpen Tuesday and will likely start against Cleveland this weekend. . OF Giancarlo Stanton (sprained right knee) continued running on a treadmill and is up to 75 or 85 percent, according to manager Aaron Boone. Boone said Stanton is getting closer to being on the field for workouts. . RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (right shoulder strain) was activated off the injured list after missing three months.

UP NEXT

Yankees LHP J.A. Happ (9-7), who has allowed a career-high 29 homers, is scheduled to start Wednesday afternoon against Baltimore RHP Dylan Bundy (5-12).

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  • W: D. German (16-2)L: J. Means (8-8)
  • HR: BAL - R. Nunez (26), S. Wilkerson (10), A. Santander (11), NYY - D. LeMahieu (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar SS40000022.267.335.436.771-1.0
T. Mancini DH40000021.276.340.537.877-1.0
A. Santander RF41111000.303.344.517.8616.0
R. Nunez 1B41111010.237.303.472.7765.5
J. Peterson LF40100010.246.284.406.6901.5
H. Alberto 2B40100011.320.342.427.7691.5
C. Sisco C30000002.217.318.403.7210.0
S. Wilkerson CF31111011.227.271.406.6775.5
R. Ruiz 3B20100110.247.316.365.6812.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. LeMahieu 1B41111113.337.386.534.9206.5
    A. Judge RF51120013.267.394.462.8564.5
    G. Urshela 3B51310010.336.379.590.9695.5
    G. Sanchez DH40210101.228.299.506.8055.0
    G. Torres 2B41100104.283.349.521.8703.0
    D. Gregorius SS51100003.262.288.451.7393.0
    C. Maybin LF31120100.312.390.526.9165.0
    A. Romine C41300001.271.295.422.7164.0
    M. Tauchman CF31210102.299.381.574.9556.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Peterson (3), H. Alberto (15), R. Ruiz (9)
      • HR - A. Santander (11), R. Nunez (26), S. Wilkerson (10)
      • RBI - A. Santander (35), R. Nunez (66), S. Wilkerson (32)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, C. Sisco, S. Wilkerson
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge (10), G. Urshela (29), G. Sanchez (10), D. Gregorius (8), M. Tauchman (16)
      • HR - D. LeMahieu (19)
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu (81), A. Judge 2 (32), G. Urshela (64), G. Sanchez (60), C. Maybin 2 (26), M. Tauchman (42)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge 2 (11), G. Urshela (23), G. Sanchez (25), M. Tauchman (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, A. Judge 3 (3), G. Torres 3 (3), D. Gregorius 3 (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Peterson
      • DP - (Villar-Nunez)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Torres-Gregorius-LeMahieu)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Means (L, 8-8)3.28662113.761.22-11.5
      M. Castro0.12110004.891.53-3.0
      C. Shepherd4.05113202.252.004.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Means (L, 8-8)3.2
      M. Castro0.1
      C. Shepherd4.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. German (W, 16-2)7.05221723.961.1026.5
      A. Rosa2.01110214.500.505.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. German (W, 16-2)7.0
      A. Rosa2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Castro (10), C. Shepherd
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 95-57, M. Castro 8-6, C. Shepherd 68-41
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 3-6, M. Castro 1-0, C. Shepherd 2-7
      • Batters Faced - J. Means 20, M. Castro 3, C. Shepherd 19
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 93-65, A. Rosa 32-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 3-10, A. Rosa 2-2
      • Batters Faced - D. German 26, A. Rosa 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Villar SS40000022.267.335.436.771-1.0
      T. Mancini DH40000021.276.340.537.877-1.0
      A. Santander RF41111000.303.344.517.8616.0
      R. Nunez 1B41111010.237.303.472.7765.5
      J. Peterson LF40100010.246.284.406.6901.5
      H. Alberto 2B40100011.320.342.427.7691.5
      C. Sisco C30000002.217.318.403.7210.0
      S. Wilkerson CF31111011.227.271.406.6775.5
      R. Ruiz 3B20100110.247.316.365.6812.5
      Total323633197-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. LeMahieu 1B41111113.337.386.534.9206.5
        A. Judge RF51120013.267.394.462.8564.5
        G. Urshela 3B51310010.336.379.590.9695.5
        G. Sanchez DH40210101.228.299.506.8055.0
        G. Torres 2B41100104.283.349.521.8703.0
        D. Gregorius SS51100003.262.288.451.7393.0
        C. Maybin LF31120100.312.390.526.9165.0
        A. Romine C41300001.271.295.422.7164.0
        M. Tauchman CF31210102.299.381.574.9556.0
        Total37815815317-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Peterson (3), H. Alberto (15), R. Ruiz (9)
          • HR - A. Santander (11), R. Nunez (26), S. Wilkerson (10)
          • RBI - A. Santander (35), R. Nunez (66), S. Wilkerson (32)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, C. Sisco, S. Wilkerson
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Judge (10), G. Urshela (29), G. Sanchez (10), D. Gregorius (8), M. Tauchman (16)
          • HR - D. LeMahieu (19)
          • RBI - D. LeMahieu (81), A. Judge 2 (32), G. Urshela (64), G. Sanchez (60), C. Maybin 2 (26), M. Tauchman (42)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge 2 (11), G. Urshela (23), G. Sanchez (25), M. Tauchman (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, A. Judge 3 (3), G. Torres 3 (3), D. Gregorius 3 (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Peterson
          • DP - (Villar-Nunez)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Torres-Gregorius-LeMahieu)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Means (L, 8-8)3.28662113.761.22-11.5
          M. Castro0.12110004.891.53-3.0
          C. Shepherd4.05113202.252.004.0
          Total8.01588531---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Means (L, 8-8)3.2
          M. Castro0.1
          C. Shepherd4.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. German (W, 16-2)7.05221723.961.1026.5
          A. Rosa2.01110214.500.505.0
          Total9.0633193---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. German (W, 16-2)7.0
          A. Rosa2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Castro (10), C. Shepherd
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 95-57, M. Castro 8-6, C. Shepherd 68-41
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 3-6, M. Castro 1-0, C. Shepherd 2-7
          • Batters Faced - J. Means 20, M. Castro 3, C. Shepherd 19
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 93-65, A. Rosa 32-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 3-10, A. Rosa 2-2
          • Batters Faced - D. German 26, A. Rosa 7
          • 9TH INNING
            Nunez homered to center38
          • 5TH INNING
            Tauchman doubled to left, Maybin scored, Tauchman out at third28
            Wilkerson homered to right center27
          • 4TH INNING
            Sanchez doubled to left center, Urshela scored17
            Urshela singled to deep right center, Judge scored16
            Judge doubled to left, Romine and Tauchman scored15
            Santander homered to center13
          • 2ND INNING
            Maybin singled to shallow right center, Torres and Gregorius scored03
          • 1ST INNING
            LeMahieu homered to left center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • A. Rosa Pitching:
            • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Foul, Santander grounded out to first
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Nunez homered to center
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Peterson flied out to deep left
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alberto struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Adonis Rosa relieved Domingo German
            • R. Ruiz: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Villar grounded out to second
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Shepherd Pitching:
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Urshela struck out looking
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • G. Torres: Torres flied out to left
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius flied out to deep left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • J. Peterson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peterson doubled to left
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto lined out to second
            • C. Sisco: Sisco lined out to right
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Shepherd Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius grounded out to second
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Maybin lined out to shortstop
            • A. Romine: Romine singled to left
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Tauchman singled to shallow right, Romine to second
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Romine to third, Tauchman to second
            • A. Judge: Judge lined out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Santander lined out to left
            • R. Nunez: Nunez lined out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Shepherd Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Urshela doubled to deep left
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to left, Urshela to third
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Torres flied out to right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco flied out to center
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson homered to right center
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ruiz walked
            • J. Villar: Foul, Villar grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ruiz out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Chandler Shepherd relieved Miguel Castro
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius lined out to center
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maybin walked
            • A. Romine: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Maybin to second on wild pitch, Romine flied out to deep right, Maybin to third
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tauchman doubled to left, Maybin scored, Tauchman out at third
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Santander homered to center
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Nunez flied out to deep center
            • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • H. Alberto: Alberto popped out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Maybin flied out to deep right
            • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Romine singled to shallow left
            • M. Tauchman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tauchman walked, Romine to second
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu lined out to left
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Judge doubled to left, Romine and Tauchman scored
            • Miguel Castro relieved John Means
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Urshela singled to deep right center, Judge scored
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Urshela to second on wild pitch, Foul, Sanchez doubled to left center, Urshela scored
            • G. Torres: Torres grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson grounded out to third
            • R. Ruiz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ruiz doubled to right
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Villar struck out on foul tip
            • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge grounded out to second
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela singled to center
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez flied out to right
            • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Torres singled to center, Urshela to third
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius lined out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Peterson flied out to right
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Alberto doubled to left
            • C. Sisco: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Sisco popped out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres walked
            • D. Gregorius: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gregorius doubled to right, Torres to third
            • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maybin singled to shallow right center, Torres and Gregorius scored
            • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Romine singled to shallow left, Maybin to second
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Tauchman grounded into double play shortstop to first, Maybin to third, Romine out at second
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Santander fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Means Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu homered to left center
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge grounded out to third
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Urshela flied out to deep right
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)