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Nick Swisher was making it rain on Friday night -- in a baseball sense. The Yankees first baseman blasted two home runs off Red Sox pitching, two out of five home runs launched by the Bronx Bombers as they lived up to their billing. All of the blasts were of the solo variety, so the damage could have been much worse, but it was damage enough. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is upset at Swisher for spoiling Dustin Pedroia's birthday celebration, but he's still giving Swish our "Rainmaker" player of the game. Who's yours? Who is your "Rainmaker" player of the...

Sabathia Says He'll Pitch on Friday

From George King:CC Sabathia will throw his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list today and said he believes he will return Friday in Cleveland. While manager Joe Girardi would certainly welcome the Yankees’ staff ace back to the rotation the first day Sabathia is eligible, he is waiting to see how the big left-hander does during workouts . “I will do a...

MLB Power Rankings: August 17 and Yankees claim the top spot again

Wow!  New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison) What an exciting time for baseball, as these last 6-weeks will be about as competitive as ever. The New York Yankees are back on the top again this week because with all their injuries, most recently to ace CC Sabathia, this team is still winning. The Bronx Bombers went 3-1 vs. the Texas Rangers this past week, and were the...

Yankees Game 120 Lineup: 08/18/12

The Yankees will send David Phelps to the mound today in game two of a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox. Phelps has faced the Red Sox twice this year, both times in a relief role. He allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings with five strikeouts. The 25-year-old is filling for the injured C.C. Sabathia, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left elbow. Mark...

Derek Jeter Adds Another Milestone to Future Hall of Fame Career In Yankees Win

While he is already a lock for the Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as he is eligible, New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter continues to add to his legacy by adding another milestone in last night’s victory over the Boston Red Sox. In the fifth inning, Jeter hit one of five solo Yankees’ home runs in a 6-4 win over Boston, and this one was special. It was the 250th...

Yankees SS Jeter's home run puts him in elite company

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's solo homer in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday against the visiting Boston Red Sox was his 250th of his career. Jeter joins Craig Biggio, Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays as the only players in major league history with 3,000 hits, 300 steals and 250 homers. Jeter's homer tied the game 4-4.

Andruw Jones Falls Down on the Job

Andruw Jones was once one of the greatest defensive outfielders in baseball history. While the Gold Glove is an inherently flawed award, for reference sake, Jones at one point in his career won 10 straight for his work in center field. Now 35, Jones has been relegated to playing left field in a part-time role with the Yankees. Apparently with good reason after losing a fly ball in...

Yankees Game 118: Bullpen Struggles in Defeat

Texas Rangers 10 — New York Yankees 6   The bullpen surrendered 6 runs in the 10-6 loss to the Texas Rangers.   Ivan Nova had two brief instances in which he struggled through his 5.2 innings. Nova gave up 2 runs early on a two-run single by Adrian Beltre. He ran into trouble in the 3rd inning when the bases were loaded with no outs on a Mike Olt double and two walks. Nova was...

Garcia Shines in Win Over Rangers

Yankees vs. Rangers Post Game Recap 8/15 The Yankees were able overcome a long rain delay to get their third straight win over the Texas Rangers beating them 3-2. Freddy Garcia was very good against the frightening Texas lineup in earning his 7th win of the season. Garcia went 6.2 innings allowing four hits, one walk, two runs, and had six strikeouts. The only runs Texas was able...

Pitching Matchups: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Tonight RHP Phil Hughes (11-10, 4.44 ERA) vs. LHP Franklin Morales (3-3, 3.29 ERA) 7:05 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network Saturday RHP David Phelps (3-3, 2.53 ERA) vs. LHP Jon Lester (6-10, 5.20 ERA) 4:05 p.m., FOX Sunday RHP Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 3.06 ERA) vs. RHP Josh Beckett (5-10, 5.19 ERA) 8:05 p.m., ESPN Follow me on twitter: @Colin_NYYU

Ryan Lavarnway Will Start Behind the Plate, Bat Sixth Against David Phelps, Yankees

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...

Yankees use home runs to down Red Sox

NEW YORK -- Dustin Pedroia rounded first, then stopped, hopping up and down in frustration, as he suddenly had no chance to keep moving forward. Neither did the struggling Boston Red Sox for another night as New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson caught Pedroia's eighth-inning bid for a game-tying, second home run at the warning track. Instead, Nick Swisher'...

Rangers 10, Yankees 6

NEW YORK -- After dropping the first three games of their series against fellow top American League contender New York Yankees, the Texas Rangers survived a wild, back-and-forth game to salvage the finale Thursday. Texas eventually prevailed with a 10-6 win at Yankee Stadium, after blowing an early 4-0 lead. The Rangers pounded out 16 hits, with eight players providing at least...

Red Sox Live Blog: Jon Lester Looks to Continue Strong Effort In New York Against Yankees

8 a.m.: The Red Sox fell victim to the long ball on Friday night, dropping a game to the Yankees following five solo home runs off the bats of the Bronx Bombers. Franklin Morales was victimized by the New York bats en route to a 6-4 loss. But on Saturday Jon Lester will be on the mound, looking to continue with the solid form he showed when striking out 12 earlier in the week. The...

Yankees shut down Rangers again, have shot at sweep

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees have followed a consistent formula in turning their showdown series against the Texas Rangers into a chance at a four-game sweep. Nick Swisher again had a big hit, Freddy Garcia gave the Yankees another strong start and Eric Chavez continued his hot hitting as the Yankees beat the Rangers 3-2 in a game delayed one hour and 45 minutes by rain Wednesday...
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