Yankees 4 Orioles 1

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Ok, the Core Four are the Yankees. No question. Putting that aside, my favorite Yankee is Francisco Cervelli. His enthusiasm, hustle and flat out love of the game just puts a smile on my face. Tonight he went 3 for 3 with a standup triple! A great defensive play to catch a foul while almost falling into the dugout was typical of his play. He’s great behind the dish too, guiding AJ to another dominant game by a Yankee starter. His line:

7.1 IP 1 R 0 ER  2 BB 8 K to bring his record to 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA. As my son Marco would say, “Sweet!”

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Oh, and that’s 8 of 9 series wins to start the season. Not too shabby.