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5-0 Michael Pineda’s Dominating 16-K Act Shows Who the Yankees’ Real No. 1 Is

class="ui-droppable">If there were any doubts about which pitcher anchors the New York Yankees' starting staff, Michael Pineda answered them Sunday.

The big right-hander defined dominant in a 6-2 win over the division-rival Baltimore Orioles, allowing one earned run in seven innings with no walks and an eye-popping 16 strikeouts.

That's the second-most punch-outs in a single game in the Yankees' storied history, per MLB.com's Danny Knobler. It brought Pineda's strikeout total for the season to 54 in 46.1 innings. Pair that with a 2.72 ERA and 1.010 WHIP, and you've got an ace by any measure.

"His stuff today was electric," catcher Brian McCann said after the game, per Knobler. "Almost every time he takes the ball, it is."

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