Big Game Mike
The Yankees started off their seven-game road trip with an impressive 8-1 win in Kansas City, a game that was a makeup from a rainout in June. Michael Pineda had yet another brilliant outing, allowing just one run on five hits in his third start since coming off the DL.
He is the third American League pitcher in the last 100 years to allow two runs or fewer and five hits or fewer in each of his first seven starts of the season. The others are White Sox pitcher Cisco Carlos in 1967 and Angels pitcher Jered Weaver in 2006.
Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, including the 1,000th hit of his career, earning our obscure Yankeemetric of the Week:
He is the 11th major-league player from Oregon with at least 1,000 career hits, but just the second one of those to reach the milestone in a Yankee uniform.…