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The Indians will play their final series against the surprising Yankees team in Yankee Stadium the next three days. Cleveland is coming off a couple tough series (a four game split with the Reds and a loss to the Rays), especially the final game against Tampa which they lost 11-3. With the loss the Indians remain a half game back from Detroit, where they have been the past three days.
The Yankees on the other hand, have been a complete surprise this year and were in first place in the AL East as recently as May 26th. They are currently in third after dropping two straight, but should be reinvigorated soon, by the return of a few of their super stars. Both Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis returned to the Yankees this past weekend and should be in the starting lineup against the Tribe. This should help bolster a lineup that doesn't really need any help, already sixth in the league in home runs. If there is one word to describe the Yankees lineup, however, it is old and there i...
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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam home run in the third inning of Monday night's game in the Bronx, and a lucky fan in the front row of the right field stands caught the baseball in his cap.
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Sabathia threw a dominating 7.1 IP on Friday night to end the Yankees losing skid.
In a week that found the Yankees struggle to click offensively, where the pitching staff kept the team in most of the games to give the offense a chance, the Yankees player of the week for May 28-June 2 is CC Sabathia. After losing 5 straight games, including an abysmal 4 game series against the...
From ill-fitting t-shirts to cheap hats, MLB teams sometimes crap the bed when it comes to the freebies. The Cleveland I…
CLEVELAND -- It might never be wise to breathe easy when it comes to a starting pitcher, but maybe, must maybe, Ubaldo Jimenez is reaching that point where the Indians know what to expect from him.After two years of struggles and chaos, Jimenez has shown he has not forgotten how to pitch, and that he can provide winning outings for the Indians.
This is not based simply on Jimenezs...
Terry Francona has been ejected for the first time as Cleveland's manager.
Francona was tossed in the fifth inning Sunday against Tampa Bay. He was ejected by plate umpire Bill Welke for arguing a strike call with Nick Swisher batting and the Indians trailing 5-3.
Welke called a strike, Francona yelled from the dugout and was quickly ejected. He came on the field and argued...
The Cleveland Indians have issued an apology to fans who attended Friday night's game with Tampa Bay that had nearly five hours of rain delays and ended at 2:53 a.m.
Indians president Mark Shapiro met with reporters before Saturday's game and said the team feels ''terrible'' about what took place Friday and will reach out to fans to show that.
Mickey Callaway might be the MVP of the 2013 Cleveland Indians. The “P” in the acronym doesn’t stand for player — Callaway is the team’s pitching coach — but you get the point.
The Indians came into the campaign with a pitching staff full of question marks. The majority of prognosticators panned the clubs’ chances of competing in the American League Central for that...
When a problem arises, it’s imperative to quickly find a solution. Unfortunately for the Cleveland Indians, there does not appear to be any definitive solution in sight to the Tribe’s bullpen woes.
In particular, left-handed relief has been an immense problem for the Indians and also played a key role in why the Tribe scuffled and finished 3-4 this past week.
Few things went...
Andy Pettitte is due back from the Disabled list on Monday, and his return will signify maximum availability for the Yankees’ rotation. CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Pettitte, will be restored back at the front of the rotation, and Phil Hughes and David Phelps are sketched into the back end.With Ivan Nova, Vidal Nuno and Brett Marshall safely stored away in the minors and Michael...
The Big Ten and the Pinstripe Bowl have agreed to an 8-year deal that the conference hopes will help claim New York as its territory.
The conference's affiliation with the three-year-old bowl game will begin in 2014.
''When we began planning we had an objective to end up in New York at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl,'' Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Monday...
The Yankees are turning to Hiroki Kuroda (6-3, 2.39 ERA) in the rubber match against Boston after being blown out 11-1 Saturday night. Kuroda is the unsung hero of the Yankees pitching this season, pitching 7 scoreless innings against the Mets back on May 28th. He left the game with a no decision when Mariano Rivera blew his first save of the year. Boston is turning to their ace...
Kuroda allowed three runs and the rain shortened tonight’s loss. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox 3 — New York Yankees 0
Rain wasn’t necessary to dampen the Yankees bats in tonight’s 3-0 rain-shortened loss to the Boston Red Sox. The game ended in the sixth inning.
Undefeated Clay Buchholz took the mound for Boston and was true to form. Through five innings...
Matthew Fortese, 25 is a lifelong Yankees fan from Hagerstown, MD. When he attended Friday Orioles/Yankees game meeting a girl for their second date at Camden Yards he was not expecting the game to end by being admitted into the hospital with severe head trauma and a skull fracture. Fortese began to be [...]
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Breathless Corey Kluber Status Update
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Breathless Corey Kluber Status Update
What the Attentive Reader Will Know
One thing the particularly attentive reader will know is that Cleveland right-hander and arch-nemesis of danger Corey...
A baseball fan who says he's 111 years old and was saluted by
the New York Yankees on the field this weekend has no proof of his