Andy Pettitte, Eduardo Nunez help Yankees win sixth straight
The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4, Saturday, for their season-high sixth straight win.
The Yankees got help on the offensive side from Eduardo Nunez, who returned to the Yankees on Saturday, went 2 for 3 with a sac fly and two runs batted in. According to MLB.com, Nunez has been out for the past two months with a strained left oblique.
Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees and picked up the victory after going 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out four batters. According to CBS Sports, Pettitte ended a four-start winless streak with the victory Saturday.
“I’ve been frustrated,” he said. “Every decision you’re making, you feel like it’s not the right one.”
Pettitte also moved up on the career wins leaderboard, tying Hall of Famer Bob Gibson for 44th all time with 251 wins. Pettitte, 41, stretched his unbeaten streak against Baltimore to 11 starts dating back to 2007, winning eight times. He is 28-6 against the Orioles in his career.
Mariano Rivera closed out the game for the Yankees, picking up his 29th save of the season.