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CC Sabathia won his 200th career game to stretch his winning streak over Minnesota to nearly six years, and Robinson Cano hit a tying two-run double to spark the New York Yankees in a 3-2 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night.
Cano fueled the three-run sixth against Twins starter PJ Walters (2-5), who was pitching for his job. Trevor Plouffe homered against Sabathia (9-6), but the burly right-hander finished seven innings with seven hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his 28th save in 29 tries in his farewell season.
Sabathia is 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last 12 starts against the Twins with a 2.01 ERA. Not quite as dominant as he's been in the past, Sabathia was still plenty overpowering for the Twins, who have lost nine of their last 12 games. He threw a season-high 121 pitches.
The Twins were on their way to beating Sabathia for the first time since July 29, 2007, the year he won the AL Cy Young award. Bria...
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Embattled New York Yankees 3rd basemen Alex Rodriguez continues to hear it from fans, even in his rehab assignment with the Charleston RiverDogs.
In his debut, Alex went hitless in his two at bats, but later said ”I’m just happy to be back playing… I feel like a kid again,” he said via Yahoo! Sports.
After a much-publicized spat with his general manager over when he was going to return to action, New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez returned to did just that last week when he reported to the Yankees minor affiliate in Charleston.
And so far--not so good.
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will play start playing in minor league games on Saturday as he works his way back from an ankle injury.
The team announced on Friday that Jeter, who hasn't played this season due to a broken left ankle, has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment and is scheduled to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees captain is scheduled...
Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez grounded out twice and turned a double play Wednesday night in the second game of his minor league rehab stint with Class-A Charleston.
Rodriguez is recovering from left hip surgery in January. He spent time in the dugout signing items for his teammates after he came out, and then jogged out to the right-field stands to sign for fans.
All along, all Alex Rodriguez had to do was buy Derek Jeter more dinner.
That’s oversimplifying the art of being a good teammate, but Rodriguez — who has spent most of his career attracting heavy criticism for how he conducts himself around the media and fellow players — seems to have finally figured out the basic steps to goodwill in his latest minor league comeback.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The seemingly depleted New York Yankees lineup is currently without Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez.
That hasn't mattered so far against the Twins, though. All the Yankees have needed has been Robinson Cano.
For the third straight night, Cano did his part to single-handedly top the Minnesota Twins. His two-run double in the sixth...
The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Willingham has a bone bruise and medial meniscus tear in his left knee.
As reported by Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com,
"Willingham has been dealing with soreness in his left knee all season
and tweaked his knee on Friday. He was held out of the lineup on
Saturday and Sunday...
Phil Hughes is on the mound in game two at Target Field tonight against the Twins. He showed promise his last outing against Texas, holding them to just two runs on five hits in eight innings. He is 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in four career starts against the Twins.
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Robinson Cano is simply scorching during this road trip for the New York Yankees, and he doesn't have an explanation as to why the Minnesota Twins haven't been pitching around him in this series.
Cano looks for a seventh consecutive multihit effort to cap this trip Thursday as he tries to help the Yankees complete a four-game sweep and hand the Twins a fifth straight defeat...
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New York Yankees' catcher Francisco Cervelli has a stress reaction in
his right elbow, which will shut him down for two weeks and push his
timetable to return back to August.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com,
"On Wednesday in New York, Cervelli underwent an MRI exam that
revealed the injury. A stress reaction generally indicates that a
fracture is possible...
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