Cole 7 shutout innings, 13 Ks leads Yanks over Orioles 7-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 13 and walked none over seven scoreless innings in his most dominant start since joining the New York Yankees, overwhelming the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 for his first win this season. Cole allowed four hits, three of them singles, in the type of the performance that showed why the Yankees made his baseball’s highest-paid pitcher with a $324 million contract. Jay Bruce backed him with his first Yankees home run and Aaron Judge added a three-run homer. New York has won a team-record 12 straight home games against the Orioles since May 2019 outscoring Baltimore 76-28.