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With two home runs already, Ichiro Suzuki was thinking about No. 3. He took a huge hack in the eighth inning and fouled the pitch straight back.
''I swung too hard. My neck hurts,'' Suzuki said through a translator Sunday night after his rare power display.
Three players pushing 40 carried the New York Yankees to a 4-1 victory over Boston. Suzuki smacked a pair of solo shots, Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and Derek Jeter had three hits.
Jeter also scored twice for the Yankees, who took two of three from the Red Sox despite playing the entire series without slugger Mark Teixeira. The AL East leaders won for the ninth time in 12 games, ending a two-year streak of futility against Josh Beckett (5-11).
The right-hander was 5-0 in his previous seven starts against the Yankees since losing to them on Aug. 8, 2010. He kept his team in the game this time, but dropped to 0-4 in his past six outings overall. He is 1-7 in 13 starts since May 20 and ha...
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From Bryan Hoch:The Yankees received encouraging news on Sunday regarding Alex Rodriguez and Andy Pettitte, who are both progressing toward September returns from the disabled list.
A-Rod and Pettitte had X-rays performed on their fractured left hand and fractured left fibula, respectively, and team doctors told the players that their injuries are healing as expected.
From Bryan Hoch:Pedro Feliciano hasn't thrown a pitch for the Yankees since signing a two-year, $8 million contract, but there is hope that may be about to change.
Feliciano pitched a scoreless inning on Saturday for the Gulf Coast Yankees, the lefty reliever's third outing for the club, and manager Joe Girardi is hopeful that Feliciano will be able to see time at the...
Here's yet another reason to hate the Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda trade -- Pineda's DWI arrest Monday in Tampa.According to a police report that the New York Post saw, Pineda's SUV's headlights were turned off and he was driving at "a high rate of speed and weaving from side to side, crossing the lane markers, failing to maintain [a] single lane of travel...
The Yankees will send the crafty right-hander, Freddy Garcia, to the hill tonight in game one of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. In his last outing against the Rangers, Garcia tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six for his third consecutive win.
Mark Teixeira is back at first after sitting out the last three games with a sore...
On Friday, Nick Swisher hit two homeruns in the game and last night it was Ichiro Suzuki's turn to hit two bombs in a game. Beckett allowed 4 runs and two of them were solo HRs from Ichiro. Those 4 runs were more than enough for Kuroda who has probably been the Yankees best pitcher this season. The Sox lost another series and are now 7.5 games back of the 2nd wild card...
This Derek Jeter fan somehow finds himself in a slightly drunken dance contest on a platform. He does well at first. He even completes “The Worm” for one singular worm crawl. His problem was not simply falling off of the stage. His “Downfall” was grabbing on to a 2X4 that was not secure. He falls [...]
Ichiro Suzuki homered twice and Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight innings of four-hit ball to lead the New York Yankees past Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Sunday night.
Derek Jeter had three hits and scored twice for the Yankees, who took two of three from Boston despite playing the entire series without slugger Mark Teixeira. The AL East leaders won for the ninth time in...
By now everyone knows Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda (mugshot via HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE) was arrested on suspicion of DWI in Tampa yesterday. He blew nearly twice the legal limit of...
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RHP Freddy Garcia (7-5, 4.68 ERA)
RHP Gavin Floyd (9-9, 4.43 ERA)
8:10 p.m., YES Network
RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.76 ERA)
LHP Francisco Liriano (4-10, 5.22 ERA)
8:10 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
RHP Phil Hughes (12-10, 4.23 ERA)
LHP Chris Sale (14-4, 2.72 ERA)
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Yankees vs. Red Sox Post Game Recap 8/19
The Yankees were able to beat the Red Sox in the rubber game of the series by a score of 4-1 to finish of a very good home-stand.
Hiroki Kuroda showed against the Red Sox that he is the Yankees best pitcher right now earning his 12th game of the year. Kuroda went eight innings allowing four hits, one run, and struck out...
The AL East-leading New York Yankees have rebounded from their rough patch.
The AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, are suddenly in a little slump, and a home series against the Yankees might not be the best way to break out of it.
Surging New York could have Mark Teixeira back in the lineup as it looks to win its seventh straight game on Chicago's South Side in...
Alexei Ramirez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh, Adam Dunn added his major league leading 36th an inning later and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 9-6 on Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Ramirez connected with two outs in the seventh off Boone Logan (4-2) for his seventh homer of the season. Brett Myers (2-1) got the win by pitching two...
Ryan Lavarnway sat out the last three games after playing four in a row. He'll be back in there Saturday against David Phelps and the Yankees. Lavarnway will bat sixth for the Red Sox, who have lost three of their last four, including Friday night's series opener. The 25-year-old enters Saturday's contest with a .125 average (9-for-39) in 17 games this season. Nick Punto...
One notable aspect of last night's game was that Ichiro Suzuki hit two home runs, both solo shots, off Josh Beckett.Ichiro is one of the game's great contact hitters, but he's never been known for power. I don't know if that was his first two-homer game, but it likely was, because he has 102 home runs in his career -- his 12-year, 7,945 at-bat career. That's one...