Found August 17, 2013 on
BOSTON — The Yankees still have plenty of work to do before they’re really back in the American League playoff picture. But if they climb into contention, they can thank Alfonso Soriano.
Maybe Soriano will just get a pat on the back, a couple of upgrades to the suite he’s guaranteed on all road trips or one of those gift baskets that Derek Jeter allegedly gives to all of the lady friends who keep him company for a night. But Soriano deserves something for the job that he’s done since joining the Yankees via trade on July 26.
Soriano went deep and drove in four runs as part of the Yankees’ 10-3 win over the Red Sox on Friday. He is now hitting .722 (13-for-18) with five home runs, 18 RBIs and nine runs scored over his last four games. Soriano is one of only six players all time with 18 RBIs in a four-game span, and he is the first Yankees player to collect three hits in four straight games since Johnny Damon in 2006.
To put it lightly, Soriano is carrying the Yankees’ offense.
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How does that saying go? Wash, rinse, repeat? – Alfonso Soriano is having a fantasy baseball week for the ages. Alfonso Soriano ties MLB record for most RBI (18) in 4-game span. Soriano finished the night 3-for-4 adding another home run and four more RBI to his already ridiculous week. He’s 13 for his last 18 with five home runs and 18 RBI and those numbers have him with some...
Alfonso Soriano walked into a media pack at Fenway Park with a familiar smile, fresh off another big day at the plate. His historic four-game clip has the rest of the Yankees feeling good, too.
Soriano has recently put up eye-popping numbers, providing the power that his New York teammates were missing and helping the Yankees tighten the playoff race.
In his last four games through...
This is not about just one man. It may look that may when the games begin and Alfonso Soriano treats opposing pitchers like uniformed piñatas. But Soriano is the most obvious symbol of the Yankees’ sudden offensive transformation a group that pushed around the Red Sox in a 10-3 series-opening victory on Friday at Fenway Park.
Soriano walloped a three-run homer to render the game...
Alfonso Soriano goes back to being mortal.
CJ Wilson was decent enough to eek out a win. The Halos bullpen made it much more eek worthy than needed.
Recently it seems that our manager has no idea how to manage a bullpen (I know I am being redundant). Mike's new plan is that every bullpen clown gets to face one batter and then move on. I don't know how this play's...
Andy Pettitte changed his ways.
Alfonso Soriano just keeps going.
The Yankees outfielder had three hits and drove in four more runs -- giving him 18 RBIs in his last four games -- and Pettitte avoided his recent first-inning troubles to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Soriano, who was traded to New York from the Chicago...
Alfonso Soriano drove in four more runs and Andy Pettitte avoided his first-inning troubles to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
The Yankees won for the fifth time in six games and sent the Red Sox to their third consecutive loss. With Tampa Bay's victory over Toronto, Boston's lead in the division was trimmed to one...
The New York Yankees are on their way up to Boston for the weekend to face the Red Sox in Fenway Park for a three game set.
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
Including this weekend’s series the Yankees still have 10 games vs. their divisional rivals this season.
With the AL East leading Red Sox clearly having the better year, the Yankees will have their work cut out...
In our latest installment of the Triple Play, we look at an outfielder who’s been worth every penny the past few weeks, a new Yankee who has made himself at home (again) and more, including our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch and the Ichiro Hit Tracker. Let’s dive in:
Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals
The 2013 season has mostly been a season gone wrong for the...
A rare struggling start by Hiroki Kuroda, allowing five runs on 11 hits today. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 1 — Boston Red Sox 6
Hiroki Kuroda had a rare poor start in today’s 6-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
In the second inning, the Yankees had a great opportunity to score. Alfonso Soriano continues to swing a hot bat, opening the second with a single...
The Yankees continue their series with the Red Sox today, as Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound against John Lackey. Kuroda has been outstanding over the past month or so, lowering his ERA to 2.33. Last night, New York powered it’s way to a 7-3 win, thanks to homers by Alfonso Soriano and Mark Reynolds. Soriano tied an MLB record with 18 RBI over his last four games. Check out a full...