Yankees Flex Their (Pitching) Muscles in Sweep of White Sox

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Aaron Judge won the series finale with a walk-off walk, but a dominant stretch by Yankees starters should have opponents alarmed.

Jameson Taillon’s peers in the Yankees’ starting rotation set a high bar for him over the past few days. He didn’t quite clear it on Sunday afternoon, but he came close enough for his team to sweep a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox, one of the American League’s best teams.

Corey Kluber’s no-hitter against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday began a streak of four straight games in which Yankees starters threw at least seven shutout innings. The Yankees had not had a stretch of such dominance since the Hoover administration, when Johnny Allen, George Pipgras, Red Ruffing and Lefty Gomez took turns blanking the opposition in May 1932.

This time around, Kluber and Domingo German closed out a series win in Texas, then Jordan Montgomery and Gerrit Cole dominated the first two games of the Yankees’ series against the first-place White Sox.

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