Yankees’ Cortes strikes out side on 9 pitches in 4th

April 17, 2022 GMT
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes (65) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes (65) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes (65) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes (65) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes (65) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nestor Cortes of the New York Yankees pitched an immaculate inning against Baltimore, striking out the side on nine pitches in the fourth Sunday.

Cortes retired Anthony Santander on a called strike, a foul ball and a foul tip. Then he got Ryan McKenna on a swinging strike and two called strikes. Robinson Chirinos went down on a swinging strike, a called strike and another swinging strike.

Cortes also struck out the side in the second. He had 12 strikeouts through five innings.

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