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New York Yankees
MINNEAPOLIS -- The nights are definitely getting cooler, but the race for the AL East title isn't cooling off at all. The New York Yankees remained 1 1/2 games up on Baltimore on Tuesday, failing to take advantage of an Orioles loss by falling 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins. "You know what's in front of you, and you know you have an opportunity to pick up another game, but you've got to move on," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. The Twins, who are seemingly enjoying the spoiler role, rallied from a 3-1 hole with a big seventh inning. Minnesota loading the bases against New York starter Phil Hughes (16-13) with one out. Hughes gave way to Boone Logan, whose first pitch went to the backstop, allowing Ryan Doumit to score from third. When Denard Span laced a double to center, scoring Chris Parmelee and Jamey Carroll, the Twins had the lead for good. Joe Mauer added an RBI single as Minnesota sent nine men to the plate in the four-run inning. "It's ...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins took speedy high school outfielder Byron Buxton with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. On Tuesday, Buxton was named by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Gulf Coast League.
Buxton ranked ahead of Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who was taken No. 1 overall in the draft by Houston. Blue Jays outfielder D.J. Davis, third baseman...
David Aardsma with the Trenton Thunder (Photo: Mike Ashmore)
It’s been two seasons since David Aardsma last threw a pitch in the major leagues on September 19, 2010 as a member of the Seattle Mariners. However, Newsday’s Erik Boland reports that Aardsma has caught up with his new teammates on the Yankees in Minnesota and expects to be activated from the 60-day disabled list today...
English: Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you missed the New York Yankees beating of the Minnesota Twins yesterday afternoon, you obviously couldn’t have noticed the absence of Alex Rodriguez.
Yes, A-rod was AWOL from both the field and the DH spot yesterday afternoon. And Newsday confirmed that he is suffering from a ‘bruised’ left foot.
Truthfully, I didn’t really...
Josh Willingham injured his left shoulder while trying to rob an Eric Chavez home run yesterday. The Minnesota Twins left fielder was drifting back on the ball hit by Chavez of the Yankees. As he reached the wall, Willingham leapt and reach for the ball, but he could not make the grab. The injury was not immediately apparent, but Willingham was replaced at the start of...
Brett Gardner has only played nine games this season. His injury was a big reason why the New York Yankees went out and acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners. The team thought that Gardner would be out for the entire season with his elbow issues, but New York activated him today. According to Jack Moore of CBS Sports, Brett Gardner will be available in tonight's...
New York Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez had an embarrassing gaffe during Wednesday's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins when he forgot the number of outs during the fifth inning, blowing a double play opportunity as a result.
With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Twins had runners on first and second. Twins batter Pedro Florimon grounded to...
Andy Pettitte shrugged off another ageless performance by claiming he's still not as sharp as he wants to be.
The New York Yankees are plenty pleased by the way he's been pitching.
Pettitte threw six scoreless innings and the Yankees hit four home runs Monday to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 and extend their AL East lead.
''I'm happy to get through it, happy...
The Yankees have activated OF Brett Gardner from the disabled list and he will be available from the bench in tonight's game against the Twins.
He is coming back from an elbow strain and he will only pinch run and play in the outfield. He is not ready to hit as of yet.
In other news, the Yankees have designated Steve Pearce for assignment today because he was hitting .160 in...
Andy Pettitte continues to make strides in his return from a fractured left leg, following up his scoreless start last Wednesday with another stellar effort. The left-hander shut out the Minnesota Twins for six innings Monday, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win at Target Field. After being staked to a 3-0 lead in the first, Pettitte loaded the bases in the bottom of the...
It's unclear when Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira will be back, but it may not matter to the rolling New York Yankees.
The Yankees will try to capitalize on a key chance to pad their lead atop the AL East on Thursday night, when they open a four-game series against the last-place Toronto Blue Jays.
New York (90-65) is 12-4 without Teixeira after he suffered a strained left...
Phil Hughes ran out of gas in the seventh inning and Boone Logan couldn't hold the lead for him as the New York Yankees missed a chance to go up 21/2 games on Baltimore in a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Hughes (16-13) was strong through six innings and the Yankees jumped out to a 3-1 lead. But he left with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, and...
C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings for New York to help the Yankees stretch their AL East lead to two games over Baltimore by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday.
The Orioles hosted Toronto later Wednesday. The Yankees visit the Blue Jays for four games starting Thursday. Baltimore, after an off day, plays Boston at home this weekend.
Ten days and ten games remain on the calendar for the Yankees in the 2012 MLB Regular Season. Ten games against teams that are a combined 60 games under .500. If the Yankees can’t win say—7 out of 10 against the Twins, Blue Jays, and Red Sox, who all will be looking to play the role of spoiler—then shame on the Yankees.
The Yankees and Orioles will be fighting for playoff...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite the New York Yankees' position in the heart of a dramatic playoff race, they provided little in the way of drama on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Battling Baltimore for the AL East crown, the Yankees blasted past the Minnesota Twins 8-2, assuring that they'll head to a four-game series in Toronto with, at worst, a 1 1/2-game lead on the Orioles. ...