Yankees RHP Luis Severino earned his league-leading 17th win of the season as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Severino (17-6) struck out eight batters and allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. But he hasn't been the dominant pitcher he was through the first three months of the season, as he is now 4-4 with a 6.56 ERA over his last nine starts.
The 24-year-old Severino pitched into and out of trouble early, leaving a runner in scoring position in the first inning and escaping a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the third, but wasn't able to do so with his pitch count in the 90s and triple digits.
In the sixth inning, Severino allowed a solo homer to Trey Mancini that made it a 5-2 game, and shortstop Gleyber Torres committed a throwing error on a Gordon Beckham grounder that knocked Severino out of the game at 107 pitches.
Reliever Chad Green allowed a single, wild pitch and another single to Jace Peterson that made it 5-3 (the unearned run charged to Severino) and brought the go-ahead run to the plate, but he struck out Caleb Joseph as the Yankees bullpen shut down the Orioles.
Severino now leads Corey Kluber and Blake Snell in the American League for wins, however he trails ERA leader Chris Sale (1.97) by a wide margin. His 3.27 ERA ranks ninth in the AL and is a far cry from the 1.98 ERA he carried through his first 18 starts of the season.