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New York Yankees
Ivan Nova threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Robinson Cano had an RBI double in the first and homered in the eighth as the New York Yankees edged Baltimore 2-0 Saturday for their second straight win over the Orioles.
Nova (8-4) outworked Scott Feldman in an efficient 104-pitch outing for his second complete game, helping the Yankees move past the their division rival by a half-game in the AL wild-card chase. New York entered the final day of August trailing Oakland by 4 1/2 games. Baltimore trailed by four.
The Yankees appeared headed for another big offensive day after beating Baltimore 8-5 Friday night even though Alex Rodriguez was a late scratch with flu-like symptoms but Feldman (4-4) shut them down for seven innings after allowing a leadoff double to Brett Gardner and Cano's RBI hit.
Cano later drilled a line drive to right field off Troy Patton leading off the eighth for his 25th home run.
Acquired from the Chicago Cubs on July 2, Feldman had won his p...
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Ivan Nova (7-4, 3.14 ERA) leads the charge for October against Scott Feldman (4-3, 4.56 ERA) in a matinee showdown in the Bronx. Nova’s last start against the Rays was erratic, he tied a career high with six walks but still managed to hold them to just two runs and six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no decision. He has completed at least six innings in nine consecutive starts, and...
The New York Yankees welcomed second baseman Robinson Cano
back into their starting lineup last night as they opened their weekend series
against the Baltimore Orioles. While New York saw Cano return from his bruised
hand, infielder Eduardo Nunez remained sidelined due to his lingering knee
injury, according to Josh Vitale of MLB.com.
Cano and Nunez both suffered their...
About 45 minutes before today’s Yankees/Orioles matchup began, the Yankees announced that third baseman Alex Rodriguez would be a late scratch for today’s game. The team says that the reason is due to “flu-like symptoms”.
Mark Reynolds (who was slated to start at first base) replaced Rodriguez at third, and Lyle Overbay came off the bench to play first. In the original...
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Ivan “Super” Nova was outstanding in today’s 2-0 shutout win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ivan Nova got into early trouble when he hit Adam Jones with a pitch and Matt Wieters hit a bloop single in front of Ichiro Suzuki. Nova would induce a double play and got a fly out to escape the jam.
Brett Gardner got the offense started with a double...
The Yankees begin the most important homestand of the season – 10 games – starting with the Baltimore Orioles tonight. New York finds themselves five games out of the second wild card spot and eight games behind in the division. CC Sabathia takes the ball and will try to set the tone. He faces off against Miguel Gonzalez. You can check out a full preview of tonight’s game here...
Let me preface this piece by saying in no way is this a pro-Yankee stance, and that I will never steal buy a Joe Pepitone jersey. I also promise to never partake in the suite-service of the Legends seats that sit directly behind home plate. I will never accept free tickets to do this! It’s terrible that you can eat high-quality shrimp and lobster while watching one of the...
The Yankees kick off a tough 10 game home stand with the Orioles in town, as CC Sabathia (11-11, 4.81 ERA) goes head to head with Miguel Gonzalez (8-6, 3.77 ERA). Sabathia looked liked the ace of old for five innings his last time out, against the Rays, but it all came to a halt in the three run sixth that cost the Yankees. The big lefty said the whole season has felt like “one...
Phil Hughes (4-13, 4.91 ERA) and the Yankees look for some redemption after they were on the swept end of a three game sweep against Chicago in August. Jose Quintana (7-4, 3.66 ERA) is on the mound for the White Sox. Hughes had his start pushed back from Sunday after a many MANY rough outings. He was hit for five runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Aug. 26, and his ERA...
Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.05 ERA) gets the start in place of Hughes as the Yanks go for the sweep against Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.76 ERA.) Pettitte will look to build on the seven scoreless innings he threw against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. That game marked the first time this season he didn’t allow a run in a start. The last time he faced Baltimore, he threw 6 2/3 innings of four run...
The New York Yankees have already taken two of three games against the Baltimore Orioles, with tomorrow still to play, and are now four games out from owning one the American League wild card spots.
Friday night the Yankees had won 8-5 in large part due to long balls by Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro along with some key hits by Robinson Cano and Mark Reynolds. Although CC Sabathia was...
Ten games at home. We need to win eight.Anybody wanna buy a bridge? Starting now, A-Rod must hit in the clutch. Beginning this weekend, Phil Hughes - or whomever it is - must be lights-out. In a few hours, Robbie's hand must heal. Maybe Slade Heathcott will jell! We must play better than we have all season. Eight out of ten. No problemo. Then, we need to drive to Baltimore and...
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Baltimore Orioles 7 – New York Yankees 3
Yankees unable to complete the sweep after a dreadful seventh inning in today’s 7-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Brett Gardner was a spark for the Yankees offense. In the first inning, Gardner hit a double into the right field corner. Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano make two outs but Orioles starter...
Once Yankees manager Joe Girardi started making walks to the mound, the Baltimore Orioles began running around the bases.
In position for a weekend sweep, New York let it slip away Sunday when a normally solid bullpen fell apart. J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones hit three-run homers in a seven-run seventh inning as Baltimore erupted to win 7-3 in a matchup of wild-card contenders.
The New York Yankees can't afford to turn in a series against the Chicago White Sox like they did last month if they want to remain in contention for the playoffs.
Phil Hughes surprisingly may give them a chance to get off to a good start in this one even though he is winless in nine outings.
Hughes owns a lower ERA against the White Sox than versus any other AL foe as the...
Scott Feldman isn't going to get upset. He knows he was outpitched.
Feldman was impressive for seven innings after a rocky first, but Baltimore managed just three hits against Ivan Nova and lost 2-0 to the New York Yankees on Saturday.
''Sometimes the other guy is better and I think that's what happened today,'' Feldman said.
Nova (8-4) outworked Feldman...