Baltimore – On another hot, steamy day in Baltimore, conditions were no match for Nestor Curtis.
The left-hander put in another impressive performance on his debut since his All-Star debut, throwing six innings in a goalless Yankees 6-0 win over the Orioles and leaving him to a standing ovation from a large group of Yankees fans at Camden Yards.
Before the game, when asked how the heat affected Curtis, Aaron Boone, before the game, said of the 27-year-old who grew up in Hialeah, Florida, “Nestor will be fine.”
He did even better in a game that gave the Yankees another win in a series.
The Yankees scored three runs in the third round—with Aaron Judge handing Homer another measuring tape—and persuaded Curtis Boone to let him stay on the hill and take the final from sixth place after allowing for a two-single single. Made by Rochman.
Then Cortes had Ramon Urreas out to finish the afternoon.
He got out of trouble in the second after an unfortunate accident on the left.
With Rutschman on the board, the Yankees had four players on the field, with Gleyber Torres moving from second base to left field.
This is where Rutschman hit it just right and Torres dropped him near the warning lane for what initially – and correctly – rules with a two-rule foul, but later unwisely changed to weak.
Urias followed with one to the right.
But Curtis didn’t let chaos hurt the Yankees.
With sprinters in the corners, Curtis outplayed Tyler Nevin and Robinson Chirinos to keep the game goalless.
Right-handed Dean Cramer retired the first of seven Yankees he faced before Jose Trevino’s singles win for third.
After Joey Gallo came out left, DJ LeMahieu made a double to the gap in the left of center that scored Trevino all the way from the start in the first round of the game.
The judge then crushed another long Homer to the left, a two-round shot, to make the score 3-0.
The judge has given 37 MLB home runs a season-leading and four in five games since the All-Star break.
The Yankees had made the Rally fourth after Torres advanced with a walker and Aaron Hicks, who later left the bout with an apparent left leg injury, solo on the right. Despite his poor jump first, Torres tried to advance to third and was sent off for the second game.
The bottom of the lineup came at the top of the sixth.
With two goals and two, Isiah picked Kiner-Falefa in the middle to lead Anthony Rizzo and Trevino double to the right and Matt Carpenter scored to make the score 5-0. He finished the day with the first four-stroke game of his career.
Curtis sped off much of his 94-court performance, allowing only six hits—and no walks—in six innings, while notching seven.
It was his second strong game in a row, after he finished the first half with a good game against the Reds in the Bronx.
On Sunday, Curtis lowered his ERA to 2.48 and allowed him to run one or less in three of his last four starts.
Clark Schmidt made three goalsless saves in his first game for the Yankees since June 22.