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New York Yankees
NEW YORK -- Brian Matusz pitched 6 1/3 efficient innings, helping Buck Showalter record the 1,000th win of his managerial career as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-1 Tuesday night. The Orioles broke open a close game by scoring three runs -- all with two outs -- in the sixth inning in front of 37,790 at Yankee Stadium. Showalter is 1,000-958 all-time. His milestone victory came a little more than 20 years after he recorded his first victory with the Yankees on April 7, 1992 -- one day after Camden Yards, his current home park, opened. J.J. Hardy hit a two-run homer in the third inning to give the Orioles the lead for good. Chris Davis had three hits, including a solo homer. Matusz snapped a 12-decision losing streak dating back to last June by allowing one run on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Matusz and Yankees starter Phil Hughes entered the game a combined 1-6 with a 6.63 ERA, but they were engaged in a surprising pitchers' duel until Hu...
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From the Sporting News:Andy Pettitte on Monday declared himself ready to rejoin the New York Yankees, following a 96-pitch outing in extended spring training.
The lefthander's line wasn't great—six runs (five earned), 10 hits, eight strikeouts and no walks in six innings against the Phillies—but Pettitte was more focused with how he threw.
"I feel I'm strong...
<a href="http://NYYUniverse.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL05ZWVVuaXZlcnNlLmNvbS9nYW1lLWRheS95YW5rZWVzLWdhbWUtMjItbGluZXVwLTA0MzAxMi9hdHRhY2htZW50L2t1cm9kYS0yLw==" rel=\"attachment wp-att-5182\">Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for the Yankees tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Baltimore Orioles...
With the big league pitching staff under performing, the New York Yankees front office has been forced to shake things up. In the upheaval, minor league starter D.J. Mitchell finds himself added to the 25-man roster for the first time in his four-year pro career.
Mitchell, who was omitted from the Yankees pre-season Top 15 prospect list, was out-performing – and earned the promotion...
Eric Chavez left the New York Yankees' game against the Baltimore Orioles during his at-bat in the fifth inning because of a whiplash injury and possible concussion.
The Yankees say the oft-injured third baseman sustained the injury in the top of the fifth Wednesday night while diving for J.J. Hardy's double down the line.
Still, Chavez tried to bat in the bottom half....
In 2001, while Roger Clemens was a Yankee, he set a franchise record of 16 straight winning decisions. Several years later he and his then good friend Andy Pettitte were accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens denied it. Pettitte did not and was accused of "mis-remembering" by Clemens. This morning Pettitte will likely conclude his testimony against Clemens...
Given the amount of catching prospects in the Yankees system – even with the trade of Jesus Montero to Seattle – Jeff Farnham has gone about his career as a farmhand mostly out of the spotlight.
The 24-year-old , a native of Las Vegas drafted in the 27th round in 2009, is not mentioned with the likes of Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez or J.R. Murphy.
Yet, when Andy Pettitte’s comeback...
Pitcher Andy Pettitte acknowledged under cross-examination Wednesday that he might have misunderstood Roger Clemens when Pettitte said he heard his former teammate say he used human growth hormone.
Asked by Clemens' lawyer if it was fair to say it was ''50-50'' that Pettitte misunderstood the conversation from about a dozen years ago, Pettitte responded, '...
Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens sat some 20 feet apart, Pettitte on the witness stand and Clemens at the defense table trying to avoid going to jail. The topic: a remark about human growth hormone Pettitte recalled hearing from his longtime teammate, mentor and workout partner a dozen years ago.
''Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH,'' Pettitte testified...
I'm sick of the Cook watch too, but this is a real twist.Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com hears that the New York Yankees would be interested in Cook.For years, the Sox and Yankees have refused to deal directly with each other. It's hard to say when this started, but I believe it predates the current owners. Roger Clemens and others went to Toronto first on their way to New YorkLike...
Ryan Howard (left) and Albert Pujols (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees are not the only team happy that April is finally over, as a few other MLB teams are hoping to turn things around in May.
So, here is a quick list of the Yankees and three other troubled teams who should be much better than they were in April:
1 - Back in Spring Training, the New York Yankees were...
When the Yankees got their season on track with a sweep in Baltimore, I considered it nothing more than the Bombers beating a team they were supposed to beat. Now, that’s not to downplay the significance of those three wins; taking care of the easy ones is more indicative of future success than beating the beasts.
As it it turns out, Baltimore may not be all that bad. I’m not...
Here's the press release from the Boston Red Sox announcing the makeup date of the April 22nd game with the New York Yankees that was rained out:
The Red Sox today announced that the Sunday, April 22 home game against the New York Yankees, which was postponed due to inclement weather, will be made up as the opener of a split day-night doubleheader on Saturday, July 7 at 12...